Stebbins, Nathaniel L.

1896

The Yachtsmans Album 1896

The Yachtsmans Album. Containing Portraits of Two Hundred and Forty Yachts, Representing All Classes. Reproduced from photographs with a descriptive index.

DESCRIPTION: Scarce volume of photographic images of sail and power yachts at the end of the 19th century by American marine photographer Nathaniel L. Stebbins (1847-1922). The pictured yachts represent the toys of America's super-rich of that era: the Corsair- J. Pierpont Morgan; Nourmahal - John Jacob Astor IV; Alicia - Henry M. Flagler. Other notables include members of families with names that are recognzable even today: Dows, DuPonts, Carnegies, and Vanderbilts.

With two tabular lists: 'Steam Yachts', and 'Sail Yachts' both containing these data fields describing each of the pictured yachts: page; name; owner; K or CB [Note: for sail yachts only]; length overall; waterline length; beam; draft; designer; builder; date. Contains 240 images, 4 to a single page, printed on the recto only. Versos are blank.

N.L. Stebbins was a Boston-based photographer specializing in maritime subjects. Among Stebbins' other works are : 'The New Navy of the United States' (1896) and 'Illustrated Coast Pilot with Sailing Directions: The Coast of New England from New York to Eastport, Maine, including Bays and Harbors' (1891).

CREATOR: Stebbins, Nathaniel L.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1896

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good  All pages present and generally clear and bright. NO FOXING. Cover scuffed and slightly spotted. Hinge loose but still attached and the last plate and endpaper have separated.

COLORING: No

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 9 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 20

PRICE: $350


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