Avery readers heading north to New England this August might enjoy the unique materials on covered bridges that are kept in the Avery Classics Collection.
Created by James L. Duncan, Old Covered Bridges, At Home and Abroad is a four-volume set that includes a beautiful group of pen-and-ink drawings like this one of the Bliss Bridge in Wolcott, Vermont [photo above]. The volumes also contain photographs, woodcuts, and postcards of covered bridges from around the world. Assembled between 1914 and 1936, Old Covered Bridges records many structures that are no longer extant.
Also in Avery Classics is a manuscript by D.A. Gregg entitled Preliminary Draft of the Remaining Covered Bridges of New Hampshire. Written in Wilton, New Hampshire between 1938 and 1940, this document includes dozens of vintage photographs of bridges that are now lost.