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Title: PURITAN and GENESTA, International Cup Races, lantern slide, 1885

Accession Number: 1986.93.81
Type: lantern slide
Place: USA, NY, New York Bay
Date: September 19, 1885
Description: 3 1/4" x 4" lantern slide copied from "Harper's Weekly" cover illustration (Vol. XXIX, No. 1500) published September 19, 1885. Image of the sloop yachts PURITAN and GENESTA portrayed during one of the races of the International Cup Races (later known as the America's Cup) of September, 1885, undersail, port views. PURITAN, the American defender, was a 94' gaff-rigged cutter built in 1885 by Lawley & Son from designs by Edward Burgess. GENESTA was the British challenger built in 1884 in Scotland by D. & W. Henderson from designs by J. Beavor-Webb. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, given in memory of James Means.

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