|Title||Bayonne Bridge, Staten Island, N.Y.|
|Studio or Publisher||Weitzman's Photo Shop, Inc. [publisher]|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
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.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|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.|