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Title
Panoramic view of Manhattan, showing Brooklyn Bridge under construction
Names
Beal, Joshua H. (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1876
Place: New York
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: 113PH045
Topics
Photography, Panoramic
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Bridges--New York (State)--East River
Genres
Panoramic photographs
Notes
Transferred from Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, 2013
Content: Beal's view of New York City was shot in January 1876, after the photographer wrestled his heavy camera equipment, glass plate negatives, and tripod up the tower's thirty flights of stairs. He exposed five negatives to create a composite photograph. This example contains three of the images, which provided a sweeping panorama of lower Manhattan's landmarks, including Trinity Church and the nine-story headquarters of the New York Tribune, in addition to commercial activity along the East River. Dominating the scene is the massive New York Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was completed in 1883. Commercial signage along the sides of buildings may be seen, including "Harper's," "American Rubber Maint.," "Abel Bros. Iron," "Judd Storage," "Van Dyke's Hotel," "United States Bonded Warehouse," "Ferry from Roosevelt SINY," as well as Beal's enhanced handwritten caption information, "Clyde's Line from Phila." New York, An Illustrated History, 170-171 (detail).
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 9 1/4 x 89 in. (23.5 x 226 cm) Mat / Mount (mount): 12 1/16 x 89 15/16 in. (30.7 x 228.5 cm)
Mounted onto Masonite(?) 1cm thick. Original photograph of the reprint: 106PH291.001
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Object Number: 113PH045
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5722fe60-5b93-0131-8261-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1876: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Panoramic view of Manhattan, showing Brooklyn Bridge under construction" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1876. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bceb5a80-d567-0131-e064-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Panoramic view of Manhattan, showing Brooklyn Bridge under construction" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 26, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bceb5a80-d567-0131-e064-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1876). Panoramic view of Manhattan, showing Brooklyn Bridge under construction Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bceb5a80-d567-0131-e064-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Panoramic view of Manhattan, showing Brooklyn Bridge under construction