Isabel Lydia Whitney (American, 1884-1962). <em>The Penny Bridge</em>, 1927-1928. Oil on canvas, 18 3/16 x 24 in. (46.2 x 61 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. James H. Hayes, 54.19 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.19_bw.jpg)

The Penny Bridge

Artist:Isabel Lydia Whitney

Medium: Oil on canvas


Dimensions: 18 3/16 x 24 in. (46.2 x 61 cm)


Accession Number: 54.19

Image: 54.19_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Brooklyn Heights, circa 1927. View showing Penny Bridge with underpass to old Wall Street Ferry [Montague Street]. At left, the wing of the Litchfield House where Mr. Litchfield kept his collection of armor now in the Metropolitan Museum. At extreme right, huse originally owned by A.A. Low. On the balcony through field glasses the owner of the fleet of clipper ships used to watch the "tea races" as the shops full sail came up the harbor bringing their cargoes of tea after the long voyages around the Horn. In the distance are the Staten Island ferry slips, an ocean going liner and the Manhattan skycrapers.

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