Document No 1398: RAINBOW Launching, 1934

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AUTEUR : Rosenfeld and Sons

REF : 0

EDITION : 1934

DATE : 15 May 1934

COURSE : 0

DESCRIPTION SITE :

8 x 10 gelatin silver print, made from a 5 x 7 Kodak safety negative taken by Rosenfeld and Sons on May 14, 1934. View of the J class sloop RAINBOW being launched at the Herreshoff Yard, Bristol, RI. RAINBOW is seen partially afloat, with nine men on her deck dressed in raincoats and Souwester rain hats. Several spectators can be seen standing inside the boathouse watching the launch. A billboard between two of the Herreshoff buildings advertises: "GASOLINE MOTOR OILS / SOCONY / 'IS STANDARD' / FUEL OIL". RAINBOW was the last America's Cup defender launched by the Herreshoff yard, she was designed by Starling Burgess, and measured 126 feet in length overall. She was revised in 1936 at Bath Iron Works. For more information see: A CENTURY UNDER SAIL, text by Stanley Z. Rosenfeld, page 79. Stamped on back in purple: "MORRIS ROSENFELD & SONS / PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATORS / 163 WEST 23rd St., N.Y., N.Y. 10011 / PHONE: (212) 989-2404". Also stamped: "PHOTO / STANLEY ROSENFELD". Handwritten in black pen on back: "57 Rainbow Launching 1934". Paper is marked by manufacturer: "Agfa".

NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :

Rainbow was built in 1934 and commissioned by Harold Vanderbilt at the Nat Herreshoff yard in Bristol (New England). The yacht was designed by William Starling Burgess. Vanderbilt named her Rainbow, hoping for a better future in times of great depression.

May 15. RAINBOW LAUNCHED AT BRISTOL YARD. Mrs. Harold S. Vanderbilt Christens America's Cup Defense Candidate. HUGE MAST IS STEPPED. Yacht ready for her first trial under canvas.

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