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America

PC047.02.0130.00325 (RS144241)

Description

America was a wooden keel schooner designed and built by George Steers for Commodore J. Stevens of the NYYC in 1851. She became world famous as the first winner of what was subsequently named the America's Cup on August 22, 1851 in Cowes, England. LOA in 1851 100-6ft.

* Not in file; Shown before and after alteration when owned by ButlerSee also: Henry Peabody R.A.Y. #19

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Details

Collection Name
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Collection Code
PC047
Dates
1884-07-10
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
9.25x 7.25 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Stebbins negative: 325
GUSN
276670
Reference Code
PC047.02.0130.00325

Record details

Originator
Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
schooners
yachts
Material Type
photographs
Notes
p c
Publications Referencing This Collection
(March 28, 1912). Boston Globe. p. 12. // ...with the following caption: "From a photo made in 1883 by N. L. Stebbins, Boston, When the Yacht Sailed under the Colors of Gen. B. F. Butler. This Was the First Photo Made of the America Under Sail, Instantaneous Photography Then Having Been Recently Introduced.".
(September 28, 1917). Christian Science Monitor. p. 17. // Article about the sale of the America.

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