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Arthur Wood Tocher photographs of trucks

Accession 2014.204

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
askhagley@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2014., 2014

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-11-19T12:37-0500

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Arthur Wood Tocher photographs of trucks (Accession 2014.204), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Arthur Wood Tocher photographs of trucks
Dates: 1983, 1999-2000
Accession Number: 2014.204
Creator: Tocher, Arthur Wood
Extent: 2.25 linear feet
Physical Description: 1 calendar : color ; 8 x 10.5 in. (closed, spiral bound). 123 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 6 in. 41 photographic prints : color ; panorama. 4 photographic print : color ; 3.5 x 5 in. 34 prints (postcards) : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. 2 negatives : color ; 35mm. 6 contact sheets. 4 items (photocopies) : containing 12 images. 1 photographic print : color ; 17.75 x 14 in. mounted on wood.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: Arthur Wood Tocher (1919-2005) was a transportation history enthusiast, specializing in large vehicles with an emphasis on trucks. 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 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.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Content

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.

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Access Points

Clause, Bonnie T.
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box Folder
1 1 Workhorses of Yesteryear appointment calendar, 1983 [1) 1922 Bulldog Mack; 2) 1925 Hupmobile Wrecker; 3) 1936 Chevrolet Pickup; 4) 1922 Packard Moving Van; 5) 1935 Twin Coach milk truck; 6) 1911 Reo Stake truck; 7) 1938 Harrods Electric; 8) 1928 Day-Elder Express; 9) 1927 Chevrolet oil truck; 10) 1916 Ford Model T fire engine; 11) 1933 American Austin; 12) 1919 Reo Wrecker. Each includes a narrative description.] ; 1 calendar : color ; 8 x 10.5 in. (closed, spiral bound). Contains 12 prints : color ; 8 x 10.5 in.
Box Folder
1 2 New York State 17 interchange I-287, highway construction, 1992 [Rock cutting and removal.] ; 19 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 6 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 3.5 x 5 in.
Box Folder
1 3 Truck show event photographs, 1997 June; 6 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 6 in. 3 photographic prints : color ; 3.5 x 5 in. 2 negatives : color ; 35mm.
Box Folder
1 4 Truck show event photographs, 1999 June; 19 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 6 in. 1 contact sheet.
Box Folder
1 5 Truck show event photographs and construction vehicles, 2000 June; 46 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 6 in. 2 contact sheet.
Box Folder
1 6 Truck show event photographs, 2000 October; 29 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 6 in. 3 contact sheets.
Box Folder
1 7 Truck show event photographs, undated [Removed from album for preservation, original order maintained.] ; 22 photographic prints : color ; panoramas. 4 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 6 in.
Box Folder
1 8 Truck show event photographs, undated [Removed from album for preservation, original order maintained.] ; 19 photographic prints : color ; panoramas.
Box Folder
1 9 Classic cars postcards, undated; 34 prints (postcards) : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box Folder
1 10 Lake Mine construction images photocopies, undated [Photocopies of photographs which are dated 1920-1921.] ; 4 items : containing 12 images.
Box
2 Red mack truck cab exterior, undated; 1 photographic print : color ; 17.75 x 14 in. mounted on wood.