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Beata Drake Covered Bridge Collection, 1954-1981

Photographer:
Drake, Beata
Creator:
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. : 9 boxes
Type:
Ephemera
Collection descriptions
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Maps
Photographs
Postcards
Date:
1954
1954-1981
20th century
Notes:
Collector and covered bridge enthusiast, she died in 1982.
Summary:
The collection is comprised of materials assembled by Ms. Drake on the subject of covered bridges. It includes photographic prints and negatives she took, most of which are captioned with information about location and date of the photograph; postcards, some of them used; newsletters, guidebooks, and publications by various local and national groups interested in covered bridges, including the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges; and published maps with information on where to find covered bridges. The collection relates mostly to covered bridges in the eastern United States.
Cite as:
Beata Drake Covered Bridge Collection, 1954-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Covered bridges
Bridges
Local number:
2007.3176 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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