This is a large collection (35 cubic ft.) ranging from 1909 to 1978. A series of lantern slides (1909-1914, some hand colored) depict road and bridge construction and repair across the state. Subjects included are steam drills, blasting, men at work, clay roads, muddy roads, washed out roads, ice jams, steel bridges, wooden bridges and general scenic shots. Photographs dating from 1919 to the 1930's include aerial shots, bridge and road construction, historic sites, lakes and lake roads, signs, winter scenes (including snow removal), mountains and mountain roads. Many of these photographs are Vermont Federal Aid Projects (starting in the early 1920's) and Vermont Flood Relief Projects. The massive destruction of the 1927 flood is documented as is flood reconstruction.
There are a few photos from the 1940's and early 1950's showing snow plowing, sanding, weed spraying, snow fences and muddy roads. The years from 1958 to 1978 are well documented. Subjects include road construction (including the interstate), equipment and trucks, aerial views, landscaping, people at work, roadside development, litter, junkyards, Green-Up shots, highway rest area sculptures, traffic signs, materials lab, Lake Champlain pollution studies, covered bridges, equipment, muddy roads, winter scenes and general scenic shots.