8x10 glass negative photographed by
James Burton on September 3, 1903 at New York Bay off New York.NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
Image of the
American defender RELIANCE, in the foreground, racing against the British
challenger SHAMROCK III, in the lead in the background to the right at the start
of the third America's Cup race, undersail, starboard beam
SHAMROCK III was a 134' cutter designed by Watson and Fife, Jr.
and built by Denny & Brothers of Dumbarton at Levin, Scotland in
RELIANCE, was a 143' cutter designed by Nathanael G. Herreshoff
and built by Herreshoff Mfg. of Bristol, Rhode Island in 1903.
sleeve handwritten info.: "B-939 / America's Cup Race / Sept 3 - 19-0 /
Info. handwritten on negative margins: "16 / 939 / The start Sep 3rd
/ 1903 Start / copyright Cup Race Sep. 3 '03".
CREDIT LINE: Mystic
Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer.