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Arthur Wood Tocher photographs of trucks

1983 1999-2000
 Collection
Accession: 2014-204

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.

Dates

  • 1983
  • 1999-2000

Creator

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet

General 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.

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.

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.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Material

Arthur Wood Tocher Collection of trucking books and serials (Accession 20131217.AWT), Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Arthur Wood Tocher photographs of trucks
Status:
Author:
Laurie Rizzo
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400