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Title: MAYFLOWER, 1886, copy of

Accession Number: 1984.187.158848F
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Type: black-and -white copy negative
Maker: Rosenfeld and Sons
Place: USA, Long Island Sound
Date: 1958
Materials: safety film, Defender
Description: 5x7 Defender safety copy negative made by Rosenfeld and Sons from a from a book. The original photographer was Nathaniel L. Stebbins of Boston, Massachusetts. Image is of the cutter MAYFLOWER, undersail, starboard beam view. MAYFLOWER was a 100' sloop built in 1886 by George Lawley and Son of South Boston, Massachusetts from designs by Edward Burgess. She was an America's Cup defender and winner in 1886 and was an potential America's Cup contender during the trials in 1887. Images show her as cutter rigged in 1886. Stamped original negative sleeve information: "158848F / [Box] 5635". Handwritten: "Mayflower / 1886 / Pg 111". The original image was copied by the Rosenfelds from a book published in 1887 by Edward Burgess titled, AMERICAN AND ENGLISH YACHTING, Plate III. Inquiries should be referred to SPNEA (Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities), Harrison Gray Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA. 02114 with regard to printing of this image from the original negative. There is no SPNEA reference number. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographer.

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