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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, Newcastle upon Tyne, England); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1952; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Associated Names
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Exhibition History
1977
American Lithographs from the Corcoran's Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1977
1977
Changing Prospects: Views of America on Paper from the Corcoran Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (Tour of Canada), 1977-1979
1989
Under Pressure: Western Printmaking from the 15th Century to the Present, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida, 1989; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, 1990
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.
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