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Launch of the Yacht America, from Brown's Ship-Yard, New York City.

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  • PUBLISHER: Published for Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, Boston.

  • MEDIUM: Hand colored wood engraving.

    DATE: c. 1851.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image 5 x 8 1/4" (125 x 210 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Launched on May 3, 1851, the yacht "America" was commissioned by members of the New York Yacht Club. On August 22, 1851, America won the Royal Yacht Squadron's 53-mile (85 km) regatta around the Isle of Wight by eighteen minutes. Subsequently, the trophy was renamed the America's Cup.

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  • CONDITION: Good condition, modern hand coloring.

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