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New York State Historical Association - Research Library
Harold F. Eastman Covered Bridge Collection
1800-1965 (bulk 1865-1965)
4.5 Cubic feet + 46 volumes
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Coll. No. 24
Scope and Content Note
Pictures of and information about covered bridges in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and other states of the U.S., along with Canada and Europe. Photographs include many hundreds of prints and postcards, some 525 glass lantern slides, 1300 color slides, 165 stereoscopic views, and a few glass negatives. Historical data on covered bridges includes clippings, pamphlets, articles and lists; also correspondence and notes on the subject by Richard Sanders Allen. There is material on bridge builders and bridge-building techniques, and photographs and pictures of other bridges and ferryboats. Also includes postcards of covered bridges collected by Belle S. Turner and several pieces (artifacts) of actual bridges.
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