Morris Rosenfeld, a noted photographer of yachts and other vessels, was born in Austria in 1885. His family moved to the United States a few years later, and Morris grew up in New York, where he began his photographic career as a youth. After working under Edwin Levick, Rosenfeld set up his own business in 1910. During the next six decades he actively recorded maritime scenes in the New York area, and along the U.S. East Coast, as well as making images for commercial clients. The vast photographic collection of his firm, Morris Rosenfeld & Sons, was purchased in 1984 by the Mystic Seaport Museum, of Mystic, Connecticut. Further information on this important photographer and his work is available from that institution.