VANITIE at 1914 America's Cup. VANITIE tried unsuccessfully to qualify as a defender in America's Cup 1914 and 1920. She was one of three cutters built for the 1914 defense of the America's Cup against SHAMROCK IV, the Lipton challenger. She was the largest, structurally strongest, and most powerful of the three, and was considered by many to be superior to Herreshoff's RESOLUTE, the eventual defender. In the 1920s under staysail schooner & marconi sloop rigs, she regularly defeated RESOLUTE in races between the two. Photographed by Morris Rosenfeld in 1914.