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Manuscript Group 432
RATHMELL COVERED BRIDGE COLLECTION
1855-1961
2 cubic feet


The Rathmell Covered Bridge Collection contains several hundred black and white images of covered bridges throughout Pennsylvania taken by James and Virginia Rathmell of Landsdale. Arranged alphabetically by county, most photographs are accompanied by a data sheet giving length, date of construction, historical facts, and in some cases date of removal or destruction, and date of photographs. Some images are copies of older historical photographs. Also included are seventy-six color slides of ferries, trolleys, train stations, and steam traction and locomotive engines around Pennsylvania.



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