- 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
From American and English Yachts, Nanthaniel Livermore Stebbins (1847-1922), text by Edward Burgess (1848-1891). New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1887.
Made by the Heereshoff Company, the Stilletto was a high-speed steam yacht. It was featured in the June, 1885 issue of Scientific American. The Now Then, also a Heereshoff steam yacht, in 1887 set a speed record from Newport, R.I. to 23rd Street, Manhattan, which stood for many years.
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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