Drake Sparkman, John Nicholas Brown, Olin Stephens at BOLERO's launching, 1949

black-and -white negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York, Bronx, City Island
safety film
overall: 5 x 4 in.

5x4 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons at the launching of John Nicholas Brown's new vessel BOLERO. View of the designer Drake Sparkman, the owner John Nicholas Brown and the designer Olin Stephens II in a candid shot on June 9, 1949 on one of the docks at the Henry Nevins Yard on City Island, New York. BOLERO, sail #134, was a 73'4" famous racing auxiliary yawl built in 1949 by Henry B. Nevins, Inc. of City Island, New York and designed by the firm of Sparkman & Stephens for her first owner John Nicholas Brown. Stamped negative sleeve info.: "123178F / [Box] 5052". Typed negative sleeve info.: "Bolero launching at Nevins / Drake - Mr. Brown - Olin". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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