Hamilton Ave Ferry House, Stereoscope, 1877

photo by George Bradford Brainerd

A stereoscopic view of the Hamilton Avenue Ferry house.

For more on the history of the Hamiloton Avenue Ferry see the entries:

How the Hamilton Avenue Ferry got started, 1846

How the Hamilton Avenue Ferry ended, 1942


For more images of the ferry terminal overtime see the related links below.

The stereo photograph is by George Bradford Brainerd, 1845-1887. He was a civil engineer who worked for the city of Brooklyn as Deputy Water Purveyor from 1869 to 1886. His book The Water Works of Brooklyn: A Historical and Descriptive Account of the Construction of the Works, and the Quantity, Quality and Cost of the Supply, 1873 is still available. Even more relevant to Red Hook is his 1868 report in The American Naturalist on the sedimentary layers under the Erie Basin. In addition to this work, a focused amateur photographer, captured many images of his Brooklyn home and the natural world.

Date:

187-?

Item Relations

This Item is related to Item: How the Hamilton Avenue Ferry ended, 1942
This Item is related to Item: Hamilton Avenue Ferry House, 1934
This Item is related to Item: Hamilton Avenue Ferry Terminal, 1924
This Item is related to Item: Hamilton Ferry Terminal, 1854
This Item is related to Item: Remains of Hamilton Avenue Ferry slips, 1975
This Item is related to Item: Handy Map of Brooklyn - 1897
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Streetcar Line to the Hamilton Ave. Ferry
This Item is related to Item: Seaman's handbook for Shore Leave
Item: Overspreading on transit seats ca. 1850. Contentions on the Hamilton Avenue Ferry is related to This Item
Item: How the Hamilton Avenue Ferry got started, 1846 is related to This Item

Subjects

Sources:

  • Brooklyn Museum/Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.

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