Electra

003237
  • Author: Nanthaniel L. Stebbins
  • Date: 1887
  • 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: Sold
Description:

From American and English Yachts, Nanthaniel Livermore Stebbins (1847-1922), text by Edward Burgess (1848-1891). New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1887.

The Electra was a steam yacht belonging to Commodore Elbridge T. Gerry of the New York Yacht Club. George Lee Schuyler, last surviving member of the founders of the club, was aboard the Electra when he died in 1890.

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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