Plaque commemorating the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge,

Object Number: 
INV.3655a-c
Date: 
1883-1890
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Box: 1 x 6 1/2 x 3 in. ( 2.5 x 16.5 x 7.6 cm ) Overall (plaque): 2 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 1/2 in. (7 x 10.5 x 1.3 cm)
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "LORD & TAYLOR / NEW YORK", "PAT. APL. FOR." and "JH [or HJ] / BROOKLYN BRIDGE / N.Y." in relief: on reverse: "COST $15,000,000. / COMMENCED JAN. 3, 1870 . . . / . . . [etc.]" stamped: on bottom of box: "MEDALLIO ART CO. / 10 East
Description: 
Rectangular wooden plaque commemorating the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, with relief image of the Brooklyn Bridge and identifying inscription on obverse and information about cost, dates of construction, length, etc., on reverse; in rectangular cardboard box covered in textured, burgundy colored paper.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission, 1911
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group