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PHOTOGRAPHS

BekenVAlfred Edward Beken (1855-1915), originally from Canterbury in Kent, moved to the Isle of Wight in 1888 with his son Frank (1880-1970) and purchased an existing pharmacy situated in the small port of Cowes, famous for its international Sailing Regatta. Frank was so impressed by the sight of yachts sailing past his bedroom window that he decided to capture these images on film.
However, the cameras available at the time were not suited to the rough seas...

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BollesVCharles E. BOLLES (1847-1914) was a prominent maritime photographer of the end 19th and early 20th century. His photographs are in the collections of the Mystic Seaport Museum and the Library of Congress.

The Detroit Publishing Company has published numerous photos of the America's Cup without specifying the name of the photographer...

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BurtonJVJames Burton was a prominent maritime photographer of the early 20th century. His photographs are in the collections of the Mystic Seaport Museum and the Library of Congress.
During the Spanish-American War, James Burton was the specia lphotographer to Harper'sWeekly. This war was the first conflict in American history to be recorded by both still photography and moving images.

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JSJohnstonVJohn S. Johnston (c.1839- December 17, 1899) was a late 19th-century maritime and landscape photographer. He is known for his photographs of racing yachts and New York City landmarks and cityscapes.
Very little is known about his life. He was evidently born in Britain in the late 1830s, and was active in the New York City area in the late 1880s and 1890s. He died in 1899.

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LeslieJonesV3The Camera Man

Leslie Jones worked for the Boston Herald-Traveler newspaper between the years 1917 and 1956. He was educated at the Farm and Trade School on Thompson Island. Jones first worked as a pattern-maker, but had long held an interest in photography.

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EdwinLevickV2Born in London and educated in France, the son of a former British Consul in Suez, Mr. Edwin Levick came to America in 1899.
He was raised in the Far East near the Red Sea and, with no other playthings at hand, he soon learned to build and sail boats, assisted by the native children of the locality. It was here that he acquired the love of the water which he carried with him through life.

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BollesVEdwin Hale Lincoln (1848-1938) was a well-recognized American fine arts photographer who was one of the few photographers that created platinum prints.

Edwin Hale Lincoln was born in Westminster, Mass., in 1848, the son of a Universalist minister. He served as a drummer in the Civil War and then as a page in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

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LoefflerAVAugust Loeffler born May 1864 in NY, is the son of John Loeffler, photographer. John Loeffler was born Dec 1833 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He emigrated to US 1854 and married Emily in 1860. They had five children: Elizabeth, Otto, August, Oscar and Alexander.
August Loeffler published real photo postcards of his own work and contributed images to cards depicting the Catskills and New York City...

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PeabodyVHenry Greenwood Peabody (1855-1951), photographer, lecturer, and publisher of educational slides and films, enjoyed a remarkable career spanning nearly sixty years. Peabody produced thousands of photographs, slides, and films documenting the American landscape, worked in virtually every photographic process, delivered lectures describing the scenery that he so lovingly photographed, and published books that visually described...

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Morris "Rosy" Rosenfeld was born February 16, 1885 in Budapest, Hungary and will be nationalized American July 28, 1904 in Brooklyn, New York. Morris originally wanted to be an artist, but his parents wanted him to be a doctor. According to Everett B. Morris from the commentary in Under Full Sail, "He left school at thirteen to do a man's work in a man's world, armed only with the clumsy Gundlach 4x5 plate camera bought with his five-dollar prize ...

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The Rosenfeld family history begins when Adolph Rosenfeld, a carpenter by trade, and his wife, Lena Kendal Rosenfeld, decided to move to America in 1887. They moved from a small village on the Austrian-Hungary border to New York and became American citizens in 1892. They had 5 children: Morris, Rose, Nettie, David and Anna.
The eldest of his family, Morris always dreamed of becoming an artist...

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03476VNathaniel Livermore Stebbins (1847-1922) is recognized as one of the leading American maritime photographers.
He had roots in Massachusetts, but he was born on January 9, 1847 far from blue water in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The son of an influential Unitarian minister, Stebbins became fascinated with the sea at an early age and made at least one ocean voyage to South America as a passenger in a sailing vessel.

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WestVAlfred John West (1857–1937) was a British award-winning marine photographer in the Gosport firm of G. West and Sons from 1881 and from 1897 at the age of 40, a pioneer cinematographer. He was then active in both roles until 1913 when he sold his copyright in negative plates of yachting studies to Beken of Cowes, and his stock of positive moving film to a distributor in Glasgow who quickly went out of business and disappeared with the material without completing the purchase.

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