The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City, spanning the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Photograph show men on the scaffolds during the construction of what was known at the time as the Great East River Bridge.
An early photograph of the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge promenade - a much needed connection between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Photograph of East River boats passing underneath the Brooklyn Bridge overpass.
Photograph of pedestrians walking the Promenade of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City.
Photograph of the Fulton Ferry crossing the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.
Photograph of boats in the East River docked near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Photograph of a the trolley tracks on the Brooklyn Bridge. A city worker is seen cleaning the platform on the left while commuters are seen walking on the right.
Various Companies Operated Local Trolley Lines over the Brooklyn Bridge.
Photograph of the curved overpass at Brooklyn Terminal, New York & Brooklyn Bridge.
A perspective of Brooklyn from the Brooklyn Bridge, framed by a B.M.T. train and commuters in 1900.
Manhattan commuters flock near the entrance to the pedestrian walkway and elevated train station of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Aerial photograph of downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge spanning the East River.
Photograph of trucks and wagons parked on Pier 21 at the Brooklyn Bridge on the Manhattan side.
Aerial photograph looking across the East River towards Brooklyn from Manhattan's perspective.
Photograph shows cars parked along empty street and street signs with the Brooklyn Bridge overpass in the background.
View looking East of the Brooklyn Bridge, spanning the East River between Park Row, Manhattan and Sands Street, Brooklyn.
Aerial photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River.
Photograph of the the Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown Manhattan skyline illuminated at night.
Learn all about NYC’s distant past as "Mannahatta" or the "Island of Many Hills".
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Welcome to the History of New York City - A Unique Online Gallery of NYC's Origins, Curated and Digitally Restored by Fine Print New York.
We're opening our archives to present this Collection of Vintage Photos, Historical Images and Rare Lithographs. This Exclusive Series of High Quality Art Prints are only Available for Purchase Exclusively on this Site.
We cover a great portion of the city's history, ranging from its earliest days as New Amsterdam to the late 1980s. Artists are currently working on photos from the 90s to present day,
Here's a current list of what is covered:
Art prints are engineered to stand out. They are are digital restorations of photographs, lithographs, paintings and other historic works of art. These prints require a higher resolution press than standard posters, and are printed on archival-quality paper or a flat textured wallpaper substrate.
Yes, Art prints are typically more expensive than posters. Considering the additional value in both execution and material, along with the exclusive nature of this collection. While many of the images on this site were originally public domain, most of them were damaged or of subpar quality. Our graphic designers have spent countless hours restoring each one to current HD standards.
It is rare to encounter this level of curation, or the restorative drive required to retouch hundreds of photos by hand. There are already tons of online poster shops who gladly sell you cheap prints, but we're definitely not that type of shop and believe our pricing to be a of fair value for the quality being produced.
Discounts for Educational Institutions are available upon inquiry.
Digital licenses are available for educational institutions (schools, universities, non-profit organizations). Please contact email@example.com to discuss conditions for licensing.
NOTE: Any form of commercialization or redistribution of these images, either as tangible goods or third party licenses, is expressly forbidden.
Joseph Gornail, printer/photographer and founder of Fine Print New York. Joseph grew up in SoHo, Manhattan and is part of a long lineage of NYC printers, learning the family trade from his grandfather. While working for Dolo Records/Stretch Armstrong in 1996, Joseph founded All City Marketing & Printing, and in 1999 Co-Founded the legendary street wear company "Orchard Street " with lifelong friends Benjamin Holloway and Greig Bennett. Fine Print NYC was established in 2004 with a Nike project being the launchpad for a commercial printing company that has not only survived, but thrived in the digital age.
Steven Garcia, designer/illustrator and creative director of Fine Print New York. Born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Steven attended Fashion Industries High School and F.I.T. before building a successful career at Saatchi & Saatchi for as a professional retoucher and storyboard artist in 1995. Steven started ShinyDesign in 1998 and partnered with Fine Print in 2004 as the exclusive design firm for the company. Steven has independently worked on major advertising campaigns for many brands over the years, such as Snapple, The Waldorf Astoria and Sony to name a few.
Together, Joseph & Steven are responsible for the curation and direction of the History101.nyc project, which has been under development since 2006. They have a long history of collaborating together, going back as far as 2001 when Joseph was gallery manager and Steven was a curator at The New York City Urban Experience, an art gallery & museum that was located at 85 South Street and owned by Mike Saes of the Nike Bridge Runners and True Yorkers.
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History101.NYC is an ad-free learning resource available to the public at no charge.
This project is dedicated to exploring New York’s fascinating heritage through the restoration of vintage photographs and prints.