8x10 glass negative photographed by James Burton prior to the
America's Cup races which started on August 22, 1903.NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
This image was
taken on August 20th two days before the start of the races in New York Bay off
New York of RELIANCE, the American defender and SHAMROCK III, the British
challenger undersail, port beam view with spectator vessels in the
RELIANCE was a 143' cutter built in 1903 by Herreshoff
Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island and designed by Nathanael Greene
SHAMROCK III was a 134'5" cutter built by William Denny &
Brother of Dumbarton, Scotland from designs by William Fife and George Watson in
Handwritten on neg. sleeve: "B-921 / Start / 1-8x10 of Boat on LEFT
/ Cup race Aug 20/03 the start / no race".
Handwritten info. from a piece
of paper adhered to negative surface edge: "150-B14449".
lower margin on emulsion side: "Cup Race / Aug. 20 '03 / Copyright".
Handwritten upper margin emulsion side: "The Start Aug. 20 no
CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton