The Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn, New York

Object Number: 
c. 1885
Black ink, white gouache, and graphite on photo-sensitive paper, laid on card
Overall: 8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. ( 21.3 x 31.8 cm ) mat: 10 x 14 in. ( 25.4 x 35.6 cm )
inscription: upper: "World Building/Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn--foot of Fulton St (Bklyn) in fore..."
Inscribed along upper border outside image in graphite: "Electric lights on Bridge RR Station at Fulto Ferry / World Building Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn -- foot of Fulton St (Brklyn) in foreground"; at lower center outside image: "(ca. 1885)"; various publication annotations outside image
Gallery Label: 
Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge began in 1870, and the bridge was formally opened to the public in 1883. This view of the bridge is from the Brooklyn shore west across the East River toward New York. The foot of Fulton Street in Brooklyn is seen in the foreground.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group