Massachusetts: L. L. Turner, 1940.
Captioned in pencil by the photographer. There is a later caption on the rear indicating that the bridge crosses the Wild Ammonoosuc River and was built in 1849. The rear repeats the title and additionally, the piece is labeled #2 E-5-2 File E-#57. World Guide Number:29-05-02 New Hampshire Number: 29.
Photo measures 9 by 6.125 inches and is mounted on stiff beige cardstock with a border outline measuring 13 by 10 inches. No flaws. Our research has not located another example of this photo.
Fine / No Dust Jacket Issued. Item #013607
The Swiftwater Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge which carries Porter Road over the Wild Ammonoosuc River in Bath, New Hampshire. Built in 1849, it is one of New Hampshire's few surviving 19th-century covered bridges, and a well-preserved example of the Paddleford truss design. [wiki]
The bridge is 158'4" long with clear spans of 77'6" and 57'6". It has an overall width of 21'0", a roadway width of 14'6" and a maximum vertical clearance of 12'9". The bridge is posted for six tons. [NHgov]
At the height of the covered-bridge rage, there were more than 10,000 of these graceful, functional structures in the United States. Now that covered bridges have grown scarce only about 750 remain in the United States.
Each of these bridges is distinct, and each has a story to tell. Because of their meticulous construction and connection to New Hampshire's past, covered bridges were the first type of historic structure specifically protected by state law in New Hampshire.
The photographer was Leslie L. Turner of Lynnfield Centre, Mass. We have not located additional information but there was however there was a firm in Massachusetts Turner & Macdonald, from a bit earlier than this time period.