Collection ID: Coll. No. 24

Collection context


Eastman, Harold F.
4.5 cubic feet and 46 volumes


Scope and Content:

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 (1917-2008.) 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.

Biographical / Historical:

Harold F. Eastman was editor of the 1965 edition of the "World Guide to Covered Bridges" published by the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.

Acquisition information:

Gift; Eastman's daughters, Eleanor Pinney and Muriel Batsford, Concord, MA; 1973; FM-153.73.

Gift; Edward D. Thomas, Foxboro, MA; 1974; NM-38.74.



Coll. No. 24: Harold F. Eastman Covered Bridge Collection is open for research according to the regulations of Fenimore Art Museum Library.


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