Brooklyn Bridge Trade Card for Royal Baking Powder Company and Flavoring Extracts, ca. 1880s.
Wendy Y. Yap
in celebration of
Christine Fung, Leonard Yap and Christine Y. Blackshaw
The opening of John Augustus Roebling’s Brooklyn Bridge in 1883 was a technological achievement that amazed the world and redefined the iconography of New York with its distinctive Gothic arches. The bridge quickly became a marketing ploy for New York businesses such as the Royal Baking Powder Company. Now part of the Nabisco empire, Royal Baking Powder is still available today.