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Title Bayonne Bridge, Staten Island, N.Y.
Object Name Postcard
Studio or Publisher Weitzman's Photo Shop, Inc. [publisher]
Date ca. 1931-1950
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original color postcard. View of a steel arch bridge as seen from across the water. Printed inscription in upper left corner: "BAYONNE BRIDGE, STATEN ISLAND, N.Y." Printed on reverse:"14582 / PUB. BY WEITZMAN'S PHOTO SHOP, INC., STAPLETON, S.I., N.Y. / ' COLOURPICTURE ', CAMBRIDGE, MASS., U.S.A. SALES OFFICE - FIFTH AVE., N.Y.C."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.5 x 5.5
Acquisition Gift of Mary Jane Walsh
Ownership and History The Bayonne Bridge opened in 1931, spanning the Kill Van Kull to connect Staten Island with Bayonne, New Jersey. As of 2015, a major project is underway to raise the bridge's roadway, increasing the navigational clearance to accommodate large container ships.

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 1931
Latest Date 1950
Subjects Bridges
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 09.009.0004
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.