Thomas Sopwith at the wheel of ENDEAVOUR II with Mrs. Sopwith and crew, 1937
black-and -white negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, RI, Newport
safety film, Defender
overall: 5 x 4 in.
5x4 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on June 20, 1937 off Newport, Rhode Island. Image of Mr. Thomas Sopwith at the wheel of the J boat ENDEAVOUR II with Mrs. Phyllis Sopwith standing to the right looking up at the mainsail. Crewmen are standing or seated on deck to the left and right. ENDEAVOUR II, sail number #K6, was the British challenger for America's Cup in 1937. She was 128'6" LOA and designed by Charles E. Nicholson and built by Camper and Nicholson, Ltd. of Great Britain in 1936. She was launched in 1936 for early training against ENDEAVOUR I. Stamped neg. sleeve info.: "80898F / [Box] 4346". Handwritten: "Sopwith at wheel". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, image acquired in honor of Franz Schneider.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, image acquired in honor of Franz Schneider