This item is from a collection of Campbell memorabilia which during its time spent in storage at an auction house, survived a fire.
This photograph is fire damaged round the edges (as per the photograph), but the main image itself is still very clear and undamaged.
The photograph shows the Bluebird K4 having just been put into the water. Fans and spectators are viewing from the bridge, the work that’s done when putting the boat into the water. Leo Villa, Donald’s Chief mechanic, can be seen standing on the bridge , overseeing the process.
The Blue marks are not on the picture, these are just a shine on the photograph from being scanned in.