P1. The Thomas W. Lawson, albumen photo by N.L. Stebbins. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" (sight), matted in a contemporary 12-3/4" x 15-3/4" dark wood frame. Signed in the negative lower left: 18798(?) Thomas W. Lawson Copyright 1902 by N.L. Stebbins. An exceptional, card-mounted shot of the only seven master riding high, with slight toning and burn marks to the upper left. $195.00

P2. Albumen photo of the U.S.S. Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston. 6" x 8-1/2" (sight), mounted on cardboard, in the original 9-1/2" x 11-1/2" mat. Stains to the left side, along with a couple of minor ones to the right sky. The mat is worn as well. Excellent tonality and clarity. A good 91th century view with a tug in the foreground. $150.00

P3. Bark Belle of Oregon, Portland, O. 1168 tons. Capt. J. Merriman. Built by Goss & Sawyer, Bath, Me. 1876. Photographed by J.C. Higgins, Bath Me. An 10-1/2" x 13-1/4" albumen photo mounted on a 14" x 18" card that is dampstained to the edges. Toned with minor foxing to the sky. A nice early, post launching view. Sold

P4. Potosi. Unmounted albumen photo of the five-masted, steel hull ship Potosi taken at Dresden ca. 1900 by Rommler & Jonas. 8-5/8" x 11". Excellent tonality and contrast. The lower left corner is gone. There is a significant chip in the right side edge. There are assorted corner creases and the slightest foxing to the upper right. None of these flaws approach the image. $75.00

P5. Unmounted albumen photo of the steam yacht Beq-Hir by Kirk of Cowes. 9-1/8" x 11", oval blindstamp in the lower right corner. Two slight chips above the stamp and a minor blemish in the lower left center water. Excellent tonality and contrast. Built in 1892 at Cowes by W. White & Sons. LOA: 111', beam: 15'4", originally named Moonbeam. She was renamed Beq-Hir 1909-1922. See Couling Steam Yachts, pp. 34. Sold

P6. Unmounted albumen photo of the steam yacht Gundreda by Kirk of Cowes. 9" x 11", oval blindstamp (with a crease) in the lower right. Balance fine with excellent clarity and tonality. Built in 1893 and broken up 1931. Sold

P7. Unmounted albumen photo of the steam yacht Vanadis by Kirk of Cowes. 9-1/8" x 11", oval blindstamp lower right. Slightly browned at the edges. Excellent clarity & tonality. Built 1880. Sold

P8. Unmounted albumen photo of the steam yacht Verona by Kirk of Cowes. 9-1/4" x 11-1/4", fancy blindstamp in the lower right. Slight toning to the upper edge. Excellent clarity and tonality. Built 1890. Sold

P9. Unmounted albumen photo of the steam yacht Gladys by Kirk of Cowes. 9" x 10-7/8". Signed in white ink, lower right with a central title. Near fine. Built in 1883 by J. Reid, Glasgow, Gladys was LOA: 128' 15", with a beam of 17'5" and drew 9'. She lasted until the early fifties when she became a houseboat. See Couling Steam Yachts, pp. 28. Sold

P10. Albumen photo of "Amaryllis--Ocean Race. Cowes 1928 by Beken & Son of Cowes. 9-1/4" x 11-1/4", blindstamped inn the lower right. Near fine. Sold

P11. Unmounted albumen photo of the racing sloop Mary by Kirk of Cowes. 9" x 10-7/8", signed in white lower right. Near fine. $125.00

P12. Unmounted albumen photo of racing sloops Vanity, Clary & Ivy by Kirk of Cowes. 9-1/4" x 11-1/4", signed in white, lower right. Near fine. $95.00

P13. The American yacht Yankee arriving at Gosport. An 8-1/8" x 6-1/8" three-quarter stern view of the "J" boat with a significant blindstamp "Portsmouth Newspapers..." in the lower left. Thumbtack holes to the corners and a minor crease to the upper right. The newspaper caption is fixed to the back. Yankee sailed across the Atlantic for the 1935 summer season. Sold

P14. British-American Cup Races 1951 by Beken & Son Cowes. A 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" (sight) photo matted in a contemporary 12-3/4" x 16" gold frame. Titled and signed at the bottom. Spinakers flying. Fine. $125.00

P15. British-American Cup Races 1951 by Belen & Son, Cowes. A 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" (sight) photo matted in a contemporary 12-3/4" x 15-3/4" dark wooden frame. Fine. $125.00

P16. Albumen photo of an unidentified ketch-rigged powerboat by Kirk of Cowes. 9" x 11", near fine condition. $100.00

P17. U.S. Aircraft Rescue Boat Built for the U.S. Navy, one of 35 built. 8" x 10", slightly toned. Stamped on the reverse: "Frank J. Raymond Stonington, Conn...." Probably built by the Mystic Shipyard. Sold

P18. Construction shot of the same Air Craft Rescue Boat. 8" x 10", toned. Sold

P19. Wallaby, a 50' sportfisherman built by West Mystic Shipyard for Phillip C. Barney of Hartford, 8" x 10". The slightest of foxing and toning. Sold

P20. Sorceress, a 7-5/8" x 9-1/2" Morris Rosenfeld photo, with his oval stamp on the reverse, along with the Mystic Shipyard's. Fine clarity and tonality, the slightest of foxing with wrinkles. Sold

P21. Linnet, a 39' sloop Built for John C. Cooley of Hartford, probably by Mystic Shipyard. 8" x 10", toned. Sold

P22. Portrait of an unidentified sloop racing. 9-3/4" x 7-3/4". Near fine condition. Sold

P23. Stern view of the same unidentified sloop. 9-1/2" x 7-1/2". Near fine condition. Sold

P24. Cabinet card of a fully laden British motor launch, 4-1/4" x 6-1/2". Fine condition. $30.00

P25. Stereo view card: "Hoisting the Sails of the Columbia before the International Yacht Race," ca. 1899. A 3-1/2" x 7" Keystone view of the Herreshoff defender. Light scattered foxing. $50.00

P26. Stereo view card: Great International Yacht Race, The Puritan and Genesta. An extremely early (1885) Cup image by Kilburn with Genesta in the foreground and Puritan on the horizon. Toned with light scattered foxing, 3-1/2" x 7". $95.00

P27. Memories of the Past. An idiosyncratic, private compilation of approximately fifty-eight 8" x 10" photos, ca. 1919, mounted on linen. Comprised of 14 photos of period paintings of American Clippers and Packets, followed, in an internal logic of its own by harbor scenes (two New Bedford, South St., San Francisco 1904, Soolow, China), 29 images of sailing vessels at sea (Thomas W. Lawson, Pruessen, Gov. Ames, Benj. Packard, Joseph Conrad, and a variety of schoolships), four ship launchings (Henry B. Hyde, Bark Pactolus, Rappahanock, Gov. Robie), four shots of the wreck of the Norwegian ship Hansy in Hounsel Bay, Cornwall Nov. 13, 1911 (see Larn & Carter, Cornish Shipwrecks S. Coast, pp.108). This album includes photos of photos, later prints from glass plates from previous eras, as well as contemporary (post 1900) images, all in a period, 9" x 12" three-ring binder. The pictures are uniformly warped from time in the soft binder and slightly faded. Fine clarity. I've not handled anything remotely like these 58 photos. $1,350.00

P28. Albumen photo of a sloop, 8" x 10". Inscribed on the reverse "Built by West Mystic Shipyd. 1935 for Dr. Townsend." Some fading. Sold

P29. Unmounted albumen photo, attributed to Henry Peabody of the D.J. Lawlor-designed schooner Caroline, which was later renamed Bohemian, 6" x 8-1/4", fine clarity, depth and condition. $100.00

P30. Unsigned, 6" x 8" albumen photograph of the sidewheel steamer, City of Rockland, mounted on a 8-3/4" x 10-1/2" card. Slightly toned, good condition. The City of Rockland was built in 1901. Length: 274'; breadth: 38'; and depth: 14'. She was finally scrapped and burned in 1924. $55.00

P31. Cabinet card, 4-1/4" x 6-1/2", with a crowded harbor scene, marked "De Boomjes Rotterdam." Uitgave Van A, Jagwe, Amsterdam. Good clarity, minor scuffing and spotting. The upper-right corner is cut off. $35.00

P32. Albumen photo of the Missouri River "snag boat", Electra, signed: J.C. Macurdy, Photographer, Boonville, Mo. in the lower right. The 10-1/4" x 13-1/2" image is mounted on a 14" x 16-3/4" card. The photo has good clarity and even toning. Snag boats removed debris, such as branches, from the river way. Sold

P33. Albumen photo of the construction of a stern wheel paddle boat with workers on deck, 8-3/4" x 12-3/4" image, mounted on a 14" x 17" card. It is stamped "Bokel (?) & Koenig Photo 707 N. 4th St." in the lower right. The photo is evenly toned, with minor scattered foxing that extends to the upper-right corner of the sky. A quite unusual scene in good condition. $175.00

P34. Unmounted, 8" x 11-1/2", albumen photo of two steam vessels in dry dock. "Pappoose" is seemingly the name of the excursion-type steamer in front. The lower corners are chipped and there are two minor slits to the right side. All would be concealed by a mat. Good condition. $60.00

P35. Whalers Cruising in the Arctic -- Dexterity Harbor and Baffin Land. 3-1/2" x 7", Keystone View #V27198, slightly curved, near fine. $35.00

P36. Cape Sabine and Baffin Bay -- the Peary Ship "Diana" Entering into Winter Quarters (1899). 3-1/2"" x 7". Underwood & Underwood #4690. Text on reverse. Near fine. $30.00