A lovely period drawing from when the Brooklyn Bridge first opened that appeared on the program for the bridge’s dedication ceremony. With tall masted sailing ships and steamers making their way under the structure, one hardly recognizes the New York skyline of yesteryear in this vintage Brooklyn bridge drawing.
This is one of two wonderful drawings of the Brooklyn Bridge that were included in the commemorative program from the Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brookly Bridge, May 24, 1883. It was compiled by William C. Kingsley, Seth Low and Franklin Edson and printed by the Brooklyn Eagle Job Printing Department.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.