Sepia tone silver print, depicting the yacht "Migrant", signed in white ink: "EDWIN LEVICK NEW YORK", 1929. This outstanding image depicts the huge three masted schooner flying four headsails, three mains and three top sails. The New York Yacht Club burgee is flying from the top of the fore mast, the next mast has the owners private signal and the rear mast has a banner. Flying off the gaff is the American flag. One can see three deckhouses with several figures standing around the bow and stern areas. The vessel is sailing at a slight angle towards the viewer. For the size of the print, the image is very crisp. (PH-249) The photograph is accompanied with a pair of Migrant's decanters featuring Mr. Tucker's private signal and the burgee of the New York Yacht Club. Each bottle retains its original stopper.
Condition of photograph: The photograph is in outstanding condition.
Condition of decanters: Excellent.
Reference: Jobson, Gary, "An America's Cup Treasury The Lost Levick Photographs, 1893-1937", Newport News, Virginia: The Mariners' Museum, 1999. Edwin Levick is considered to be one of America's great maritime photographers and he did much to document many of America's greatest yachts. Note: The "Migrant" was one of the last of the very large pre-war schooner yachts. She was designed by Gillow and she was built by Lawley in Boston in 1929. Her owner was Carl Tucker. She was 223 LOA, 168 LWL, 54 foot beam and 15 foot draft.
Dimensions of photo: 20 x 23 3/4.