Photography

As the single largest collection of maritime photography in the world, the Museum’s collection includes the Rosenfeld Collection, depicting America‚Äôs Cup and other yacht races, sail and motor yachts; the Carleton Mitchell Collection, documenting yacht races and Caribbean travel; and historic photographs spanning more than a century and a half of American commercial and recreational maritime activity, from New England shipbuilding to Arctic exploration. Images include onboard, shipyard, and waterfront scenes, portraits of shipmasters and other mariners, and Inuit life and culture. Mystic Seaport also has a contemporary Photo Archive, which includes images of our vessels, buildings, and loaned research photos.