Sunday, September 6, 2015

The High Bridge Part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection

High Bridge, New York City
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has in its collection the image of the High Bridge above as part of its collection.  The image itself is a view from the south side in the Bronx (from the grand stairway) looking toward Manhattan.  You can see the Water Tower and the smoke stack for the pumping station at the end of the bridge on the Manhattan side.

It is from the Bridges series (N102) to promote Honest Long Cut Tobacco manufactured by W. Duke Sons & Co.
Publisher: Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)
Lithographer: Knapp & Company (American, New York)
Date: 1890
Medium: Commercial color lithograph
Dimensions: Sheet: 2 1/2 × 4 3/16 in. (6.4 × 10.7 cm)
Classification: Prints
Credit Line: The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number: 63.350.205.102.9

The card was one of 25 in a series of images of bridges.

1 comment:

  1. What bridges were in the other 24 cards in the series?