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Title The Outerbridge. Tottenville. Staten Island, N.Y.
Object Name Postcard
Studio or Publisher Weitzman's Photo Shop, Inc. [publisher]
Date ca. 1930-1950
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original color postcard. Distant view of a bridge, with water and marshes in the foreground; buildings and smokestacks are visible on the far shoreline. Printed inscription in upper left corner: "THE OUTERBRIDGE. TOTTENVILLE. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y." Printed on reverse:"14575 / SOLD BY WEITZMAN'S PHOTO SHOP, STAPLETON, S.I., N.Y. "
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century, New Jersey)
Print size 3.5 x 5.5
Acquisition Gift of Mary Jane Walsh
Ownership and History The Outerbridge Crossing was named for Eugenius H. Outerbridge, a Staten Island resident who was chairman of the Port Authority. The bridge opened in 1928, connecting Staten Island with Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

This type of card is sometimes referred to as a linen postcard. The photomechanical print in bright colors is printed on textured cardstock that gives a linen-like appearance to the front of the card.
Earliest Date 1930
Latest Date 1950
Subjects Bridges
Wetlands
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 09.009.0006
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2015.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.