Souvenir of Ceremonies: Celebration of the Opening of the Brooklyn Subway May 1, 1908


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Brooklyn: Eagle Press, 1908, Booklet of the official celebrations commemorating the first subway link from Brooklyn to Manhattan, Battery Park to Atlantic Ave. Heralded as the first step in the plan to eventually connect every part of Brooklyn to Manhattan via the subway. With a history of the project, notes on the tunnel construction, and schedule of events; illustrated from photographs of completed stations, tunnel, connections to the LIRR, landmarks, streetscapes, dignitaries, etc. Also advertising the Long Island Celebration, the other beneficiaries of the continuing land-grab and development made possible by the subway. With speech by McKelway, editor of the "Brooklyn Eagle." First edition. 25.5 cm; 64 pp.; illustrated from phjotographs, map. Tape to spine; else a good copy in wrappers. (Item ID: 012624)

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