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Title: Dawn Under Mackerel Sky, 1930

Accession Number: 1984.187.39421F
Type: safety negative
Maker: Rosenfeld and Sons
Place: USA, NY, New York, Bronx, City Island
Date: 1930
Materials: Kodak safety negative
Description: 5 x 7 Kodak safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons circa 1930. Image of boats including: 33' Frederick K. Lord designed, Kanno Boat Works built motor launch FOTO III (built 1929 in City Island, NY) and 32' Red Bank Yacht Works dory FOTO (built 1920 in Red Bank, N.J.) moored in City Island, NY under a foggy dawn sky. Scenic view of boats moored at dawn under a Mackerel sky (a sky filled with rows of cirrocumulus or small altocumulus clouds), the two power boats seen moored on the right are the Rosenfeld boats, the one more to the left is FOTO (I) with the lapstrake construction, while FOTO III is seen further to the right. The FOTOs were used by the family to capture many of their maritime images. FOTO II was lost in a hurricane. For more information see: A CENTURY UNDER SAIL, text by Stanley Z. Rosenfeld, page 75. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "39421F / Xmas card / Scene at Dawn - City Island".

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