In Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History with Images in 3D, JEFFREY RICHMAN, Green-Wood Cemetery's historian and collector of 19th-century New Yorkiana has created a fresh book on a very familiar New York icon. Richman has assembled stereoview and lantern slide photographs of the bridge under construction, as well as woodcuts and other memorabilia, collaborated with other historians and collectors, and mined public archives for unpublished material and one-of-a-kind drawings and specifications to tell the story of how the Brooklyn Bridge came into being. The writer Kurt Andersen calls the book "a perfect feast, a would-be time-traveler’s delight, overflowing with rare and evocative and fascinating images.”
The video begins with an introduction of Jeffrey Richman by Museum Director Carol Willis. Richman's illustrated talk follows, then a dialogue with Willis and Q&A.