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Title: Lightning Class sloops, racing, 1945

Accession Number: 1984.187.112738F
Type: safety negative
Maker: Rosenfeld and Sons
Place: USA, NY, New York
Date: 1945-09-08
Description: 5x7 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on September 8, 1945. Image of 19' Sparkman & Stephens designed Lightning Class sloops (built after 1938) at race start at sea. Visible in image: starboard beam views of six Lightenings in foreground on various tacks rounding the mark under marconi-rigged mainsails and jibs, #s from left to right: "588", "2x" (sail covered by next boat), "1285", "1010", "256", and "351"; other boats in the background. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "9/8 / Start Lightenings".

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