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Title: RELIANCE, 1903

Accession Number: B.1984.187.989
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Type: glass negative
Maker: Burton, James
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Date: 1903
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Description: 8 x 10 glass plate negative taken by James Burton in 1903. Distant bow view of the J Class sloop RELIANCE under sail. Seen from the stern of an unidentified vessel. Smoke billows from a tugboat in the distance. RELIANCE was Herreshoff designed and built, she was launched in Bristol, RI, 1903. She measured 143 feet in length. She was the United States America's Cup defender, 1903, where she defended against Shamrock III. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "Reliance / B 989".

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