On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection features the work of Morris and Stanley Rosenfeld who created the world’s largest and most significant collection of maritime photography with more than 1 million images that are owned and managed by Mystic Seaport. The Rosenfelds’ iconic images are recognizable to the general public and treasured by boating enthusiasts. The exhibition includes images selected by Margaret L. Anderson Rosenfeld, the daughter-in-law of Stanley Rosenfeld, a recognized academic and University of Delaware Sociology professor Emeritus who currently resides in Oxford, Md. Drawing upon her scholarship, On Land and On Sea reveals the social and historical context of women over the better part of the 20th century through the lens of Rosenfeld photos.
Working the Rigging, 1954
Eyeing something in the rigging, this woman works at fixing the problem. The image was photographed at the Frostbite Regatta at Larchmont Yacht Club on January 10, 1954.
Mystic Seaport Museum, Rosenfeld Collection, 1984.187.139287F