Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn Bridge postcard’

“Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges,” 1912

June 11, 2012

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.

The Brooklyn Bridge: “the finest in the world”

April 12, 2011

So states the back of this undated postcard, based on a photo taken from the Brooklyn side of the bridge.

It’s a smoky, busy, glorious view. There’s the municipal building on the right, the Woolworth Building in the middle, the Singer Building to the left, and East River piers now used for recreation rather than shipping.