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Text at bottom of stone:
Published by Currier & Ives / Copyright 1881, by Currier & Ives, N.Y. / 115 Nassau St. New York. / The Great East River Suspension Bridge. / Connecting the Cities of New York and Brooklyn. / The bridge crosses the river by a single span of 1595 ft. suspended by four cables 15 1/2 inches in diameter. The approach on the New York side / is 2,492 ft., the approach on the Brooklyn side is 1,901 ft. Total length 5,988 ft. From high water to roadway, 120 ft. From / roadway to top 157 ft. From high water to centre of span, 135 ft. Width of bridge, 85 ft. Total height of Towers, 277 ft.

Provenance

(Harold Hill & Son, Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, England); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1952; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1970
Conningham, Frederic A. Currier and Ives Prints: An Illustrated Check List. New York: Crown Publishers, 1970, p. 119, no. 2594.
1984
Reilly, Bernard F., Jr. Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonné: A Comprehensive Catalogue of the Lithographs of Nathaniel Currier, James Merrit Ives and Charles Currier, including Ephemera Associated with the Firm, 1834-1907, volume 1. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, 1984, p. 288, no. 2810.