Lot #412
Brooklyn Bridge Opening Ceremony Ticket

Admission pass for the 1883 Brooklyn Bridge opening ceremonies
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Estimate: $500+

Description

Admission pass for the 1883 Brooklyn Bridge opening ceremonies

Original engraved ticket by Tiffany & Co. for the historic opening ceremonies of the Brooklyn Bridge, 6.5 x 2.75, reading: "Opening Ceremonies, New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May twenty-fourth, 1883, Admit One, This ticket must be presented at the entrance." An embossed element to the lower right depicts a leaf emblazoned "NY & BB." In fine condition, with some light soiling and toning. The opening ceremonies included speeches, bands, cannon fire, and fireworks, with notable attendees including President Chester A. Arthur and future President Grover Cleveland, then governor of New York.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021