RELIANCE breakdown, 1903
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
USA, NY, New York Bay
emulsion on glass
overall: 8 x 10 in.
8x10 glass negative photographed by James Burton in 1903. Image of three gaff-rigged cutters sailing, probably in New York Bay off New York, during a practice run, port bow view. The vessel on the left whose main mast has snapped is RELIANCE, sail #G14. RELIANCE was chosen to defend the U.S. America's Cup in 1903. She was the largest America's Cup boat ever built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island from designs by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff. The vessel in the foreground is COLUMBIA, sail #G14, a 132' cutter built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island from designs by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff in 1899. The partial view of the vessel in the background to the right is possibly SHAMROCK III, the British cup challenger whose hull was painted white in 1903. Handwritten neg. sleeve info.: "B652 / Reliance Breakdown - 1903". Handwritten in the margin area on the emulsion side: "652 / Copyright-1903 / Reliance / 652 / 2012". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer