Gail And Stephen Rudin New York Landmarks Collection,1835-1944.

Collection Number: 6991

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Gail and Stephen Rudin New York landmarks collection, 1835-1944.
Collection Number:
6991
Creator:
Rudin, Stephen,
Quantity:
.3 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
correspondence, printed materials, publications, photographs
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Paper ephemera, postcards, and photographs related to the Brooklyn Bridge and other New York landmarks. Includes booklet, program, invitation, and ticket to opening ceremony for bridge on May 24, 1883. Also includes receipt for the purchase of Randall's Island, as well as miscellany related to the Holland Tunnel and the Statue of Liberty.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Paper ephemera, postcards, and photographs related to the Brooklyn Bridge and other New York landmarks. Includes booklet, program, invitation, and ticket to opening ceremony for bridge on May 24, 1883. Also includes receipt for the purchase of Randall's Island, as well as miscellany related to the Holland Tunnel and the Statue of Liberty.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Rudin, Stephen,

Places:
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Randalls Island (N.Y.)
Holland Tunnel (Jersey City, N.J., and New York, N.Y.)
Statue of Liberty National Monument (N.Y. and N.J.)
New York (N.Y.) -- History.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Gail and Stephen Rudin New York landmarks collection, #6991. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Brooklyn Bridge
Series II. Other New York Landmarks

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Stranahan, James S.T.
Pages: 1
Signature of the President of Brooklyn Park Board; Father of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Rudin # M-45A
Box 1 Folder 2
"Pneumatic Tower Foundations of the East River Suspension Bridge", by W.A. Roebling.
1872
With folding plates.
Rudin # M-46
Box 1 Folder 3
Opening day souvenir booklet.
1883

Rudin # M-47
Box 1 Folder 4
Brooklyn Bridge pass
April 21, 1883
ADS
"Pass the bearer and friends over the Bridge at all times", signed by William Kingsley.
Rudin # M-47A
Box 1 Folder 5
Opening ceremonies program
May 24, 1883
"Opening Ceremonies of New York and Brooklyn Bridge" - Program. With Brooklyn Bridge First Day Cover and Brooklyn Bridge Maximum Card.
Rudin # M-48
Box 1 Folder 6
Official invitation for the Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge.
May 24, 1883

Rudin # M-49
Box 1 Folder 7
Ticket to the Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge.
May 24, 1883

Rudin # M-50
Box 1 Folder 8
Advertising envelope with engraving of Brooklyn Bridge.
September 13, 1890
Rudin # M-51A
Mapcase Folder 1
Newspaper
May 25, 1883
"The Herald" - Omaha: "Brooklyn's Bridge. Opening of the New Link Between the Two Great Cities…" Describes festivities and political events surrounding the opening.
Rudin # M-51
Box 1 Folder 9
Two albumen photos of the Brooklyn Bridge.
ca. 1880s
Rudin # M-52B
Box 1 Folder 10
Six New York and Brooklyn Bridge railroad and promenade tickets

Rudin # M-53
Box 1 Folder 11
Roebling letterhead
August 13, 1903
Ornate pictorial letterhead (of Brooklyn Bridge) with stylized typography, including Roebling correspondence regarding legal matters. Signed in type.
Rudin # M-53A
Box 1 Folder 12
Five philatelic envelopes and one woodcut relating to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Rudin # M-54A
Box 1 Folder 13
Magnus print of "New York, Brooklyn and Williamsburg".

Rudin # M-54B
Box 1 Folder 14
Postcard collection of Brooklyn Bridge images.
1903-1944

Rudin # M-54C
Box 2 Folder 1
New York City map.
1894
Map of New York with portions of Brooklyn and Jersey City, including Brooklyn Bridge location.
Rudin # M-50B
Box 2 Folder 2
Photograph
ca. 1880s
The "Great Bridge" - Image probably taken soon after bridge was completed.
Rudin # M-52
Box 2
Panorama viewing set
1883
Box cut with magnifying lens. Contains 11 views of Brooklyn Bridge, etc.
Rudin # M-50A
Mapcase Folder 1
Engraving
ca. 1883
Period engraving of Brooklyn Bridge soon after it opened.
Rudin # M-52C
Box 1 Folder 15
Randall's Island purchase
April 23, 1835
Receipt for the purchase of Randall's Island by the City of New York for $60,000.
Rudin # M-91
Box 1 Folder 16
Holland Tunnel Invitation, Ticket, and Envelope
1927

Rudin # M-93
Box 1 Folder 17
Dedicating the Statue of Liberty
October 28, 1886
Two pieces: Engraved image of the Statue of Liberty inviting the bearer to the inauguration by the President; Rare steamboat ticket for passage and admission to the platform at the event. See also Bartholdi and Pulitzer letters, Rudin #s A-7, A-8, A-8A, and A-191 in the Gail and Stephen Rudin Autograph Collection, collection #6875.
Rudin # M-103
Box 1 Folder 18
Statue of Liberty stamps and coins
Folder containing eleven stamps and four coins commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
Rudin # M-104

SEPARATED MATERIAL

Books