Brooklyn Bridge, East River, New York City
Elegant in her Gothic majesty, the Brooklyn Bridge arches over the East River as photographed in the clear fall afternoon sun. The bridge has been a constant for over a century and a quarter as the anchor neighborhoods of Dumbo and the Fish Market have undergone radical transformations. The maritime related industries, that once banked the shores of the river, have given way to residential buildings and recreation establishments. Undergoing renovations at the time of the photograph, the bridge endures as a monument to the optimism, ambition, and courage of the generation who fought the Civil War.