John S Johnston (American, 1839-1899) 6 ½ x 8 ¼ in (16.5 x 21cm) 4

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Lot 19
John S Johnston (American, 1839-1899)
6 ½ x 8 ¼ in (16.5 x 21cm) 4

Sold for US$ 2,700 inc. premium
John S Johnston (American, 1839-1899)
The America's Cup 1893, "Vigilant", "Valkyrie"(2), "Valkyrie and Vigilant Turning Mark in Last Race" four albumen prints. 6 ½ x 8 ¼ in (16.5 x 21cm) (4)

Footnotes

  • "Vigilant" was the victorious United States defender of the eighth America's Cup in 1893 against British challenger "Valkyrie II". "Vigilant" was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and built in 1893 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island. It was Herreshoff's first victorious America's Cup defender design. "Vigilant" was a centerboard sloop with all-metal (steel and bronze) construction. It was owned by a syndicate led by C. Oliver Iselin and which included Edwin D. Morgan, August Belmont, Jr., Cornelius Vanderbilt, Charles R. Flint, Chester W. Chapin, George R. Clark, Henry Astor Carey, Dr. Barton Hopkins, E.M. Fulton, Jr. and Adrian Iselin. It was skippered by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff himself. She was later owned by Howard Gould, and became the first defender to sail in Europe to race the British yachting season.
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