- Author: Nanthaniel L. Stebbins
- Date: 1896
- Medium: Photogravure
- Condition: Very good, with some light foxing in margins
- Inches: 12 7/8" x 10 1/4"
- Centimeters: 33.01 x 26.28
- Price: $195.00
From American and English Yachts, Nanthaniel Livermore Stebbins (1847-1922), text by Edward Burgess (1848-1891). New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1887.
The yacht Fanita was built in 1889 by J. B. Ayers of South Brooklyn, New York. The vessel was powered by a two cylinder steam engine which was built by Sullivan and Ehlers. The Fanita was 80 feet in length, 11 feet in breadth and drew 4 feet. The vessel was owned by John Simpson, who lived at 97 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Nanthaniel Stebbins was a noted American marine photographer, whose surviving photographs document an important era in the development of American maritime activities, as sweeping technological and social changed revolutionized activity on the water, in military, commercial and leisure spheres.
In addition to selling prints of his images, he also produced a number of books of nautical images in his lifetime, including an important illustrated coastal guide, which was path-breaking in showing the practical uses for photography. His photography (and, on occasion, writing) also appeared in such well-known magazines as The Rudder and Yachting.
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