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PICTURES OF THE RACES (1899)

Category: 1899 : CHALLENGE N°10

The sources

It's the last Cup for the faithful John S. Johnston, who died several weeks later of a heart attack near Niagara Falls. John thank you for all your work ...

The yacht photography of John S. Johnston
The Library of Congress (Detroit Publishing Co)

 

Embarking on a journey in time ...

with first, cancellations due to lack of wind ...

October 3 :

OCT. 3, 1899 - 14 PICTURES
New York Times
THE COURSE OF THE TENTH CHALLENGE - FIRST ATTEMPT
03 Oct 1899
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I, shipping spinnaker boom
03 Oct 1899
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I, setting top sail
03 Oct 1899 - 10:30
Harper's Weekly
The First Attempt for the "America’s" Cup: Maneuvring for the Start
03 Oct 1899 - 11:00
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia setting spinnaker boom, Oct. 3, 1899
03 Oct 1899 - 11:10
Charles DIXON
THE START FOR THE FIRST ATTEMPT AT A RACE, OCTOBER 3 1899
03 Oct 1899 - 11:15
Edward HOPPER
Columbia and Shamrock, America’s Cup; 1899
03 Oct 1899 - 11:17
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia setting spinnaker and Shamrock, after start.
03 Oct 1899 - 11:17
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock I, the start
03 Oct 1899 - 11:20
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock after the start
03 Oct 1899 - 11:20
John S. Johnston
A start, Columbia, Shamrock [I] .
03 Oct 1899 - 11:22
John S. Johnston
748. Columbia and Shamrock, ’A Start’ Photo Date: Oct. 3, 1899
03 Oct 1899 - 11:22
John S. Johnston
Shamrock
03 Oct 1899 - 11:30
John S. Johnston
Shamrock
03 Oct 1899 - 11:50
   

 

October 5 :

OCT. 5, 1899 - 16 PICTURES
New York Times
THE COURSE OF THE TENTH CHALLENGE - SECOND ATTEMPT
05 Oct 1899
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I and Columbia coming for the line.
05 Oct 1899 - 10:30
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I and Columbia coming for the line.
05 Oct 1899 - 10:30
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia before the start
05 Oct 1899 - 10:40
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock I maneuvering for the start.
05 Oct 1899 - 10:50
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia & Shamrock
05 Oct 1899 - 10:55
John S. Johnston
Shamrock [and] Columbia, before start.
05 Oct 1899 - 10:55
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I and Columbia, the start.
05 Oct 1899 - 10:57
Charles DIXON
THE START FOR THE SECOND ATTEMPT AT A RACE, OCTOBER 5 1899
05 Oct 1899 - 11:00
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock I across the starting line.
05 Oct 1899 - 11:00
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock I after the start.
05 Oct 1899 - 11:05
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock I on the line.
05 Oct 1899 - 11:05
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia & Shamrock
05 Oct 1899 - 14:50
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia & Shamrock
05 Oct 1899 - 14:55
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia
05 Oct 1899 - 15:00
Charles DIXON
ON BOARD THE STEAM YACHT ERIN: THREE CHEERS FOR THE COLUMBIA
05 Oct 1899 - 16:00

 

October 7 :

OCT. 7, 1899 - 19 PICTURES
New York Times
THE COURSE OF THE TENTH CHALLENGE - THIRD ATTEMPT
07 Oct 1899
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I before the start
07 Oct 1899 - 11:00
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia & Shamrock
07 Oct 1899 - 11:00
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock I, ready for the start, Oct. 7, ’99.
07 Oct 1899 - 11:10
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock I coming for the line.
07 Oct 1899 - 11:15
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia driving by the Shamrock I.
07 Oct 1899 - 11:16
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia and Shamrock before the start
07 Oct 1899 - 11:17
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia & Shamrock at starting gun
07 Oct 1899 - 11:20
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia and Shamrock at start
07 Oct 1899 - 11:20
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia crossing the line, Shamrock I astern.
07 Oct 1899 - 11:20
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I crossing the line
07 Oct 1899 - 11:20
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia and Shamrock start from the Lightship
07 Oct 1899 - 11:22
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia and Shamrock after start
07 Oct 1899 - 11:25
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I trying to blanket Columbia.
07 Oct 1899 - 11:25
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I and Columbia after the start.
07 Oct 1899 - 11:25
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock I, a luffing match.
07 Oct 1899 - 11:26
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia & Shamrock
07 Oct 1899 - 11:30
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia & Shamrock
07 Oct 1899 - 11:30
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock I, luffing into the excursion fleet.
07 Oct 1899 - 11:30
 

 

or lack of visibility ...

October 12 :

OCT. 12, 1899 - 8 PICTURES
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia
12 Oct 1899
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I
12 Oct 1899
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia
12 Oct 1899
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I and Columbia, becalmed in fog.
12 Oct 1899
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I
12 Oct 1899
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I, Oct. 12, 1899
12 Oct 1899
Scott Cameron
Out of the Morn Mist
12 Oct 1899 - 12:00
Richard Lane
"Waiting for a Breeze" Shamrock and Columbia
12 Oct 1899 - 12:00

 

and finally the big day ...

October 16 :

OCT. 16, 1899 - 13 PICTURES
New York Times
THE COURSE OF THE TENTH CHALLENGE - FIRST RACE
16 Oct 1899
John S. Johnston
A start.
16 Oct 1899 - 11:00
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I and Columbia at the start.
16 Oct 1899 - 11:01
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I and Columbia two minutes after start.
16 Oct 1899 - 11:02
Jacques La Grange
The Start of the Race, 1899
16 Oct 1899 - 11:05
Simon Dufrais
Columbia leading Shamrock
16 Oct 1899 - 11:10
James Gale Tyler
America’s Cup Race, 1899
16 Oct 1899 - 11:15
James Gale Tyler
Columbia in the America’s Cup Race of 1899
16 Oct 1899 - 12:00
Leon Alaric Shafer
THE COLUMBIA AT THE FINISH
16 Oct 1899 - 15:55
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia coming for the finish
16 Oct 1899 - 16:45
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia at finish
16 Oct 1899 - 16:50
Nath. L. Stebbins
Shamrock at finish
16 Oct 1899 - 17:00
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I crossing finishing line.
16 Oct 1899 - 17:04
     

 

followed by the second race ...

October 17 :

OCT. 17, 1899 - 15 PICTURES
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia coming for the line.
17 Oct 1899 - 10:40
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I coming for the line.
17 Oct 1899 - 10:40
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I before the start.
17 Oct 1899 - 10:50
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia before the start
17 Oct 1899 - 10:50
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I before the start, Oct. 17, 1899.
17 Oct 1899 - 10:55
Nath. L. Stebbins
Columbia & Shamrock at start
17 Oct 1899 - 11:00
James Burton
SHAMROCK and COLUMBIA, Start of 2nd race, port bow view, America’s Cup ,1899
17 Oct 1899 - 11:05
James Burton
Shamrock and Columbia (foreground) racing neck-and-neck at the start of the second race of the 1899 America’s Cup
17 Oct 1899 - 11:05
Leon Alaric Shafer
SHAMROCK CARRYING AWAY HER TOPMAST
17 Oct 1899 - 11:25
Leon Alaric Shafer
START - SHORTLY AFTER CROSSING THE LINE
17 Oct 1899 - 11:25
San Francisco Call
TOPMAST OF THE CUP CHALLENGER CARRYING AWAY
17 Oct 1899 - 11:25
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock I with broken topmast.
17 Oct 1899 - 11:30
Nath. L. Stebbins
Shamrock
17 Oct 1899 - 11:30
Charles DIXON
TOWING THE SHAMROCK HOME AFTER THE ACCIDENT
17 Oct 1899 - 11:45
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia at the finish
17 Oct 1899 - 14:35
 

 

and again postponed for lack of wind ...

October 19 :

OCT. 19, 1899 - 6 PICTURES
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia before the start
19 Oct 1899 - 10:50
Detroit Publish. Co.
Shamrock and Columbia maneuvering for the start.
19 Oct 1899 - 10:55
James Burton
COLUMBIA and SHAMROCK, 1899
19 Oct 1899 - 10:59
Harper's Weekly
The Struggle For the "America’s" Cup - The Two Yachts Bearing Down on the Line Just Before the Starting-Gun: "Columbia" Leading."
19 Oct 1899 - 10:59
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock I, the start.
19 Oct 1899 - 11:00
Detroit Publish. Co.
Columbia and Shamrock I after the start, Oct. 19, ’99.
19 Oct 1899 - 11:02
   

 

and finally ... the end!

October 20: but where are the photographers ???

OCT. 20, 1899 - 24 PICTURES
New York Times
THE COURSE OF THE TENTH CHALLENGE - THIRD RACE
20 Oct 1899
Scientific American
OFFICIAL BIOGRAPH PICTURES OF THE YACHT RACE TAKEN FROM THE COMMITTEE BOAT (1)
20 Oct 1899 - 10:55
Scientific American
OFFICIAL BIOGRAPH PICTURES OF THE YACHT RACE TAKEN FROM THE COMMITTEE BOAT (2)
20 Oct 1899 - 10:58
Charles DIXON
THE START FOR THE FINAL RACE
20 Oct 1899 - 11:00
Inconnu
Columbia leading Shamrock I. at the start of the last race of 1899
20 Oct 1899 - 11:00
Inconnu
Shamrock I as seen from Columbia
20 Oct 1899 - 11:00
Scientific American
OFFICIAL BIOGRAPH PICTURES OF THE YACHT RACE TAKEN FROM THE COMMITTEE BOAT (3)
20 Oct 1899 - 11:00
Frederick Cozzens
America’s Cup – COLUMBIA vs. SHAMROCK, 1899
20 Oct 1899 - 11:10
Inconnu
Columbia defeating Shamrock II for the America’s Cup
20 Oct 1899 - 11:45
Anthony D. Blake
Columbia passes Shamrock I during race 3 of the America’s Cup 1899
20 Oct 1899 - 12:00
Anthony D. Blake
America’s Cup, 1899, Race 3
20 Oct 1899 - 12:00
Steven Dews
Columbia and Shamrock off Rhode Island, 1899
20 Oct 1899 - 12:10
Scientific American
OFFICIAL BIOGRAPH PICTURES OF THE YACHT RACE TAKEN FROM THE COMMITTEE BOAT (4)
20 Oct 1899 - 12:17
Scientific American
OFFICIAL BIOGRAPH PICTURES OF THE YACHT RACE TAKEN FROM THE COMMITTEE BOAT (5)
20 Oct 1899 - 12:19
Anthony D. Blake
Columbia passes to windward of Shamrock I during the third race of the America’s Cup, 1899
20 Oct 1899 - 12:22
Scientific American
OFFICIAL BIOGRAPH PICTURES OF THE YACHT RACE TAKEN FROM THE COMMITTEE BOAT (6)
20 Oct 1899 - 12:22
Russ Kramer
A Thrash to Windward: Mrs. Iselin and the Crew of COLUMBIA, 1899
20 Oct 1899 - 12:25
W. G. Wood
Columbia, Cutter, and Shamrock I. in their final Race
20 Oct 1899 - 12:25
Thomas J Burnell
Columbia and Shamrock I Off Sandy Hook
20 Oct 1899 - 12:28
Anthony D. Blake
Columbia leads Shamrock
20 Oct 1899 - 12:30
Steven Dews
The Last Beat
20 Oct 1899 - 12:40
Tim Thompson
1899 "Columbia" (New York Yacht Club) defeats "Shamrock" (Royal Ulster Yacht Club
20 Oct 1899 - 14:30
W. G. Wood
Columbia near the Finish Line in final Race against Shamrock 1
20 Oct 1899 - 14:35
Charles DIXON
THE FINISH OF THE LAST RACE: COLUMBIA CROSSING THE LINE THE WINNER OF THE CUP
20 Oct 1899 - 14:40

 

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