Vintage Photograph Shows Manhattan Bridge Pedestrian Walkway in 1935

Manhattan Bridge, Berenice Abbott, 1935
Manhattan Bridge, Berenice Abbott, 1935
Photo: NYPL

Berenice Abbott (1898 — 1991) was a prolific street photographer of early New York City. In this vintage photograph from about 1935, see the Manhattan Bridge pedestrian walkway, long before the tall "suicide fencing" went up on the sides. Check out the specimen page on the New York Public Library's digital collection for more.

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