Place Published: [New York]
Publisher: Currier & Ives
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
First edition. Image: 39.2 x 26.2 cm (15.4” x 10.3”) . Currier & Ives B&w lithograph in an antique Birdseye Maple frame. Titled: 'The Railroad Suspension Bridge, Near Niagara Falls; Length of Bridge 822 Feet, Height Above Water 240 Feet', 1856, John A. Roebling, Engineer (builder of the Brooklyn Bridge). Tear to the lower left corner, as well as a small 1 inch tear on either side in the right and left margin. There also is a water stain that is mostly visible in the center of the sky, and a few light toning lines from the original wood backboard, fair condition.
Conningham: 5056; Gale: 5479; McKinsey: 100; Seibel1: 26.
Opening of the Suspension Bridge in 1855 (which stood from 1855 to 1877). A lithograph of the Niagara Suspension Bridge, showing the Niagara Falls in the background and the Maid of the Mist in the waters below. The architecture of the bridge is visible in this picture.
This print was copyrighted by Nathaniel Currier in 1856 and was published a year later just after James Ives became Currier's partner. Artist: Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910. Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: Inscribed in the print, lower border, "John A. Roebling, Esq. Engineer. Entered...1856, by N. Currier ... Southern District of N.Y. C. Parsons [sic] Del. The Railroad Suspension Bridge Near Niagara Falls. Length of Bridge 822 feet. Height above water 240 feet. New York, Pub'd. by Currier & Ives 152 Nassau Street."
The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge was the world's first working railway suspension bridge. A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders. This type of bridge has It spanned and stood downstream of The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York from 1855 to 1897. Connecting Niagara Falls, USA to Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Fair. Item #8520