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Title: Christening COLUMBIA, 1958

Accession Number: 1984.187.159442F
Type: safety negative
Maker: Rosenfeld and Sons
Place: USA, NY, New York, Bronx, City Island
Date: 1958-06-03
Description: 2.5x3.5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on June 3, 1958. Image of Mary Sears and group after christening of 70' Olin Stephens designed, Henry B. Nevins built 12 meter sloop COLUMBIA (built 1958 in City Island, N.Y.) at Nevins Yard on City Island, N.Y. Visible in image: Mary Sears is wiping the champagne off with a handkerchief, her dress is splashed, a group of men and women stand around her. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. For more information see: A CENTURY UNDER SAIL, text by Stanley Rosenfeld, p. 162. Stamped on original negative sleeve: "159442F / 5645" and typed: "6/3/58 / Launching of COLUMBIA at Nevins / Group".

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