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CURRIER & IVES. - The Great East River Suspension Bridge. Pont de Brooklyn. Connecting the cities of New York and Brooklyn.

CURRIER & IVES. -  The Great East River Suspension Bridge. Pont de Brooklyn. Connecting the cities of New York and Brooklyn.
The Great East River Suspension Bridge. Pont de Brooklyn. Connecting the cities of New York and Brooklyn. - CURRIER & IVES.
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Title : The Great East River Suspension Bridge. Pont de Brooklyn. Connecting the cities of New York and Brooklyn..
Map maker : CURRIER & IVES..
Date : New York, 1881.
Size : 10.6 x 12.8 inches. / 26.8 x 32.6 cm.
Colouring : In attractive original colours.

Description :A very decorative print of the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge enters the print at center left, the New York end of the bridge is at right, with lower Manhattan. Featured with a paddle-wheeled steamer beneath the bridge.
Published by Currier & Ives 125 Nassau Street, New York.

"Currier & Ives was a New York publishing firm that produced and sold thousands of impressions of more than 7,000 different lithographic prints during the latter half of the nineteenth century. One of the most prolific printmaking concerns of its time, the firm originated with Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888) whose shop issued its first lithographs in 1835. . . In 1852 Nathaniel Currier was joined by his brother-in-law, James Merritt Ives (1824-1895). The firm operated until 1907."
Images include genre scenes, illustrations of progressive technology, American nationalism, historical scenes and even leisure activities.

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Condition : Original hand coloured lithography, finished with Gum Arabic. Slightly foxing. "Pont de Booklyn (New-York)" added in manuscript above the image.
Large margins. Contemporarily laid down on cardboard. In good condition.


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