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Accession Number: 1984.187.112738F.1
Title: Lightning Class sloops, racing, 1945
Overall Size: 8 x 10 x 0 in.
Date Created: 1945-09-08
Photographer: Rosenfeld and Sons

Description: 8x10 gelatin silver print from 5x7 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on September 8, 1945. Image of 19' Sparkman & Stephens designed Lightning Class sloops (built after 1938) at race start at sea. Visible in image: starboard beam views of six Lightenings in foreground on various tacks rounding the mark under marconi-rigged mainsails and jibs, #s from left to right: "588", "2x" (sail covered by next boat), "1285", "1010", "256", and "351"; other boats in the background. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Stamped on back in rectangular box: "MORRIS ROSENFELD / PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR / 116 NASSAU STREET, N.Y. / Phone BEekman 3-4970" and "112738F and handwritten: "Lightnings".

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