Joseph Koehler, 1903.
Original color lithograph. 30.5 x 42.5 inches framed.
This important view of the Williamsburg Bridge commemorates the opening of the bridge in 1903. Pedestrians, bikers, and horse and buggies are included. The suspension bridge in New York City across the East River connecting the Lower East Side of Manhattan at Delancey Street with the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn at Broadway near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (Interstate 278). Completed in 1903, it was the longest suspension bridge span in the world until 1924. The bridge was designated a national historic civil engineering landmark in 2009. Joseph Koehler was know for his color lithography. He was based in New York between 1890 and 1911. Hard to find.