3D Book Talk: Building the Brooklyn Bridge

On Wednesday, December 8th from 6-7 PM, join Green-Wood Cemetery Historian Jeff Richman for a free virtual talk exploring his new book, Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History with Images in 3D. Learn about how the Brooklyn Bridge came into being, its human drama, and what makes it so special. This program is an exciting opportunity to explore the origins of this remarkable local and international icon. Some images shared in the slideshow will be 3D anaglyphs—providing an immersive experience to step into the 19th century at time of the Brooklyn Bridge’s construction.

RSVP by November 22nd to receive a pair of 3D glasses to accompany the program (while supplies last)! MAS cannot guarantee that you will receive these glasses if you RSVP after this date.

We will mail the 3D glasses to the address associated with your MAS account. If you do not have an MAS account, enter your preferred address when RSVPing for the event.

This program is free with RSVP. Donations are encouraged.

About the Book

Jeff Richman has been the fulltime historian at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery since 2007. He is a great fan of everything Brooklyn, including the Brooklyn Bridge. His fourth and latest book, Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History with Images in 3D, was published in September 2021. It features 250 photographs, woodcuts, and original drawings of the bridge, many of which have never before appeared on the printed page, including 44 3D anaglyphs of the bridge as it was being built.

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Wednesday, December 8
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Virtual event


Photos: courtesy of Jeffrey Richman.

About the Author

Jeff Richman
Historian, Green-wood Cemetery

Jeff Richman has been fascinated by New York City’s history for as long as he can remember. In 2007, after thirty-three years practicing law, he became the full-time historian at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. Since then, he has led Green-Wood’s Civil War, World War I, and World War II projects which, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, have researched, written, and posted online biographies of thousands of veterans interred there. He is the author of three books, including Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery: New York’s Buried Treasure (1998). He has also curated many exhibitions, including three on the Civil War and one on Coney Island. Driven by his passion for history in general and nineteenth-century New York in particular, Richman is an avid collector who has amassed an outstanding collection of stereo view and lantern slide photographs of early New York—including many of the Brooklyn Bridge under construction—that he has donated to The Green-Wood Historic Fund. One of his fondest memories is of attending the one-hundredth anniversary of the bridge’s opening in 1983—just one milestone in his love affair with the Brooklyn Bridge.