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1900's - New Bedford - Fairhaven Bridge

This 1900's painting could be from a photograph from a tall building or an imagined perspective.

There are some interesting details in the foreground of the city and note the radio tower from the former WBSM.

Although earlier images show that the right side of Pope's Island, the island where the bridge continues to the east of the turnstile, had no land, this image shows the area where a large piece of real estate was created with landfill. Today, it is where the large marina and park are.

The "Octopus", where several streets merge at the foot of the bridge on the western (New Bedford) side is not
built yet in this picture giving us a general timeline by which to date the photo.

The current Route 18 is not yet created in this painting.
If you click on the image it will enlarge and then click your mouse over that image and it will be able to enlarge it again quite a bit more, showing greater detail.

Colorized photographs and paintings made from photographs were common in earlier times.
A lot of the old postcards postcards used this kind of artwork.
Go to the other pictures of the bridge to see some fascinating historical paintings and photos.

This is the view is looking toward Fairhaven.

(click the picture for a larger image)

1900's new Bedford Fairhven Bridge -