Arthur Wood Tocher photographs of trucks
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2014., 2014
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Arthur Wood Tocher photographs of trucks (Accession 2014.204), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Arthur Wood Tocher (1919-2005) was a transportation history enthusiast, specializing in large vehicles, with an emphasis on
trucks. He was a charter member and driver for the Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a long-time member of the Antique
Truck Club of America.
Tocher was born and raised in Tuxedo, New York. During World War II, he was a Rifleman with the 2nd Infantry Division. He
was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for distinguished service in Europe, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Tocher
worked for the propeller division of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation for more than twenty years. He then worked in the granulation
department of Ciba-Geigy until he retired in 1986.
This collection consists of truck and car related images. The bulk of the collection contains photographs that Tocher took
at truck shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The truck shows are outdoors in a grassy field and have various types of
trucks on display. Presumably the truck shows take place in Tuxedo, New York. The collection also includes images of construction
vehicles, postcards of classic cars, a calendar with images of classic trucks, and a large truck photograph mounted on wood.