Crew of COLUMBIA, #US16, setting the jib, 1958
color slide (35mm only)PHOTOGRAPHS - 35 MM SLIDES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, RI, Newport
color film, Jack Ward, cardboard mount
overall: 1 x 1 1/2 in.
35mm color slide photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons probably in June of 1958 most likely off Newport, Rhode Island. Close up view on board port side, looking forward, photographed from on deck of crew members working on hoisting COLUMBIA's jib. The man in the striped shirt is believed to be Briggs Cunningham. COLUMBIA was a 69'7" 12 Meter sloop, sail #US16, built for the America's Cup defense in 1958 by Henry B. Nevins, Inc. of City Island, NY from designs by Olin Stephens of Sparkman and Stephens and rigged by Rod Stephens. Her first owner was the Henry Francis Sears Syndicate of the New York Yacht Club. COLUMBIA sailed 40 trial races in 1958 and was skippered by Briggs Cunningham. Mount info. handwritten: none. Processor's stamp: "PATENTED / MADE IN U.S.A.". Manufacturer's info. on verso: "MU 7-1396 / PROCESSED BY JACK WARD COLOR SERVICE / 202 EAST 44, N.Y.". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection