Hoisting RANGER's Mainsail, 1937
black-and -white negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, RI, Newport
safety film, Kodak #25
overall: 5 x 7 in.
5x7 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons June 4, 1937 off Newport, Rhode Island. Closeup side view of RANGER, starboard side of the mast looking aft of the crew hoisting the mainsail with Harold Vanderbilt looking on on the left side. Crewman in boson's chair on mast checking on the sail as its being lifted. RANGER was a 135'2" sloop, built as a US America's Cup defender in 1937 by the Bath Iron Works of Bath, Maine and designed by Starling Burgess with Olin Stephens and sponsored by the Vanderbilt syndicate for the 1937 defense. Stamped negative sleeve info.: "80458F / JUN 4 1937 / [Box] 4338". Handwritten: "Hoisting Mainsail aboard Ranger". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, image acquired in honor of Franz Schneider.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection