“Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges,” 1912

Not only does this postcard offer a fascinating glimpse of a crowded, smoky Lower Manhattan a century ago, it shows the trolleys and trains that used to cross the Brooklyn Bridge.

We also get to see a few old ads: for Borden’s Evaporated Milk and something that looks like the New York Family Story Paper.

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One Response to ““Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges,” 1912”

  1. W. Millett Says:

    The nine story building in lower right with the arched windows at about the 6th is now the Hampton Inn Financial/Seaport. Around the corner on Peck’s Slip are some small but friendly restaurants with good food.

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