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Invitation to the Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge

Decorative Arts and Design

CULTURE American
MEDIUM Engraving
DATES 1883
DIMENSIONS 6 5/8 x 9 in. (16.8 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Congregational Home for the Aged
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION View of the Brooklyn Bridge. Original invitation and envelope. Invitation reads: "The Trustees of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge request the honor of the presence of William Forbell at the opening ceremonies to take place on Thursday, May 24th, at two o'clock, P.M." "Committees - On behalf of the Board of Trustees: William C. Kingsley, president. Henry W. Slocum. Jenkins Van Schaick. James S.T. Stranahan. John T. Agnew. Otto Witte. On behalf of the cities: Seth Low, Mayor of Brooklyn. Franklin Edson, Mayor of New York. On behalf of the Engineers: Washington A Roebling." Condition: Good
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION American. Invitation to the Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883. Engraving, 6 5/8 x 9 in. (16.8 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Congregational Home for the Aged, 57.91.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 57.91.1_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 57.91.1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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