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Lipton, Thomas J.
Photograph of the America's Cup contender, Shamrock IV, inscribed by Lipton
n.p, 1914. Approx. 15½" x 11", mounted on board approx. 19" x 12½", with remains of old mat at the edges and the margins a bit erose; identified in pencil on the verso: "Shamrock IV on a trial spin in English waters, 1914." Inscribed in faded ink: "To my good friend Winfield Thompson with every good wish, 12 August 1914, respectfully, Thomas Lipton." Between 1899 and 1930 he challenged the New York Yacht Club five times for the America's Cup (in yachts named Shamrock I - Shamrock V), and lost each time. Nonetheless, the tea which bore his name became famous in the U.S. and made him a very wealthy man. Winfield Thompson was, with Thomas Lawson, co-author of the famed Lawson's History of the America's Cup. He also wrote a biography of the yacht America, and two books on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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