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River Crossing: 1907

River Crossing: 1907

Circa 1907. "Brooklyn Bridge, East River, New York." From a group of pictures that are probably Detroit Publishing's best known photographs. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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How civilized

... to have benches along the bridge on which to rest.

[Nowadays half the walkway is a bike path. I'd rather have the benches. - Dave]

Lost in Transition

The Bridge, by definition, is transitory, yet the rest -- the pedestrians, the two cities -- have changed or are gone. Only the Bridge remains the same.

Building Up

Very interesting to see all the scaffolding for new high-rise buildings in the background (middle left).

And I wish I could see more details for the lady walking with her hubby and kid. Looks like a lovely dress with embroidery or details on her chest.

Bowlers

As far as men's fashion goes, this is my absolute favorite era. I would love to be able to walk down a street in a suit and bowler hat these days. Unfortunately, I'd probably be mistaken as either a performance artist or a complete nutjob.

Remarkably avant-garde

Especially for 1907.

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