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Henry Dean Quinby III Collection of Photographs and Correspondence, ca. 1933-1957
NS4270  
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Description
Photographs of street-railroads (cars and tracks) taken by or collected by Henry Dean Quinby III. The collection also includes postcards of street-cars, paper ephemera associated with street-railroads, and correspondence from other street-car enthusiasts.
Background
Henry Dean Quinby III was a street-car enthusiast who traveled in the Americas and Europe and corresponded with other enthusiasts around the world. His activities took place during the middle of the 20th century -- the hey-day of the street-railroad. Professionally, Quinby was interested in the developments in post-World War II European cities, especially in West Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Sweden, to upgrade and rebuild their street-car transit systems. He hoped their efforts would serve as models for North American transit projects.
Extent
ca. 4 linear ft. (5 document boxes, 4 print boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library. All requests for permission to reproduce photographs or publish manuscript materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.