“Look around you and paint what you see. Forget the Beaux-Arts and the models and render the intense life which surrounds you and be assured that the Brooklyn Bridge is worth the Colosseum of Rome and that modern America is as fine as the bric-a-brac of antiquity.”

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FREDERICK CHILDE HASSAM  American Painter

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http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/hass/hd_hass.htm

http://www.frederickhassam.org/biography.html

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    • Years ago I bought the David McCullough book about building the Brooklyn Bridge but I sort of forgot to read it, but I think I’ll go to it next. I’m glad you have a good bridge, too. 🙂

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      • I have a few of those books around my house, too. Whenever I see something in my collection I haven’t read, it automatically goes to the top of my reading list! The Roebling Bridge made the Brooklyn Bridge possible. They look like first cousins for a reason. 🙂

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