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Lester Shanks Collection of Covered Bridge Photographs and Ephemera, 1876-2010 (bulk 1973-2008)

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Collector:
Shanks, Lester
Donor:
Shanks, Eunice
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. : 14 boxes
Culture:
Travel
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Travel brochures
Ephemera
Picture postcards
Slides (photographs)
Books
Maps
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Photograph albums
Postcards
Place:
United States
United Sates
Switzerland
Baltimore (Md.)
Date:
1876
1876-2010
bulk 1973-2008
19th century
20th century
1950-2000
2000-2010
Notes:
Shanks, an employee of Baltimore Gas and Electric for over 40 years, was a covered bridge enthusiast and collector. He set a goal of photographing every covered bridge in America. He died in 2010.
Summary:
The collection is comprised of the results of Shanks's research on covered bridges, mostly in America but also including an album of photographs of covered bridges in Switzerland. Included are albums containing photographs of covered bridges, organized geographically; slides, also arranged geographically; postcards depicting covered bridges; maps and travel brochures; an 1876 guidebook to Baltimore; and newsletters on the subject of covered bridges.
Cite as:
Lester Shanks Collection of Covered Bridge Photographs and Ephemera, 1876-2010 (bulk 1973-2008), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Bridges
Covered bridges
Local number:
2011.3072 (NMAH Acc.)
2014.3060 (NMAH Acc.)
2016.3145 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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