VIM, #US15, COLUMBIA, #US16, and NEREUS, #US14, racing, aerial view, 1958
gelatin silver print
overall: 10 x 8 1/8 in.
10 x 8 1/8 in. gelatin silver print photographed by Jerry Taylor in 1958. Image is an aerial view of the 12-meter yachts, NEREUS, COLUMBIA and VIM, shown top to bottom of photo. COLUMBIA and VIM are flying their spinnakers. Image possibly taken during the 1958 Charles Francis Adams Memorial Trophy race off Newport, Rhode Island, sponsored by the Eastern Yacht Club. Signed on verso, "Taylor." Handwritten on verso: "Vim / Col / Nereus" and stamped in green. "KNAPP 26". Event and date inferred from the provenance of the photo. Image is among Arthur Knapp's collection of photos of the 1958 America's Cup trials. These three yachts sailed on July 9, 1958, in this race, which was held a few days prior to the preliminary trials. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Arthur Knapp Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Arthur Knapp Collection