Earl Cross covered bridge photograph collection
Scope and Content
The collection primarily consists of negatives taken by Earl Cross depicting Vermont covered bridges ca. 1940 (a date supplied by the Underhill Historical Society). These have been arranged by the photographer, by county and town and fill seven small boxes (6" X 5" X 5"). Approximately thirty black and white photographic prints, mostly 8" X 10" in size, have been created from the negatives. A handful of photographic prints from unidentified sources are included. The images show the bridges both in situ and with close-ups of architectural details. The collection contains a small box of color commercial postcards depicting Vermont covered bridge scenes. Also present are a folder's worth of research notes and drawings, presumably authored by Cross, and a map showing the locations of covered bridges throughout the state of Vermont. The collection bears the accession number 10,934.
Language of Materials
Collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.
Earl Cross was born in Burlington June on 19, 1892. He attended Underhill Public Schools, and Burlington Business College. For several years he operated a garage in Jericho. He traveled state-wide to gather data about and photograph covered bridge structures. Mr. Cross died on December 18, 1979.
1.5 Linear Feet
The collection primarily consists of negatives taken by Earl Cross depicting Vermont covered bridges ca. 1940.
For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.
The collection came from the Underhill Historical Society in 1984. The Underhill Historical Society acquired the collection at the estate auction of Earl Cross, a Jericho photographer and covered bridge enthusiast.
- Guide to the Earl Cross covered bridge photograph collection, 1940's
- Processor: Ann Lawless, Ethan Hayes and Zack Hunter.
- Language of description