Invitation

2021/002
An invitation to attend ceremonies to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge

(2008)

SKU: 2021/002 Category:

Description

An invitation to attend ceremonies on 24th May 2008 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA, then the world’s longest span.

The form of the invitation replicates the invitations issued in 1883 for the actual opening. It reads:

The Trustees of the
New York and Brooklyn Bridge
reqest the honor of the presence of
Roland Paxton MBE Phd DEng CEng FICE FRSE
at the
Opening Ceremonies
to take place on Thursday: May twenty fourth at two o’clock PM

The members of the committees below were those in place at the time of the original opening ceremonies in 1883.

In an associated event Professor Paxton had delivered a paper in New York.

The invitation is held within a perspex holder and ceramic support.

For more information on this event go to https://www.ascemetsection.org/news-events/section-news/history-heritage-committee/121-brooklyn-bridge-125th-anniversary-celebration.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2021/002

Item Type

Short Description

An invitation to attend a dinner to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

2008

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

John A, Roebling Symposium and Tours October 27-29, 2006 Bicentannial of His Birth

Dimensions (mm)

Card: 121 x 86

Donor

Date Donated

September 2021

Materials

Paper, perspex and ceramic

Condition

Good

Display Location