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The Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn Museum:
Spanning Art and History


The Brooklyn Bridge, an instantly identifiable symbol of both Brooklyn and New York City, has long served as an inspiration for people from all walks of life. Artists, artisans, and photographers, both professionals and amateurs, have documented and interpreted the structure and the city around it.

This digital collection comprises works of art from the Brooklyn Museum's collections and unique visual materials from the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives. Interpretive essays from the 1983 Brooklyn Museum exhibition catalogue The Great East River Bridge, 1883–1983 are also presented.


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