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.
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
ca. 4 linear ft.
(5 document boxes, 4 print boxes)
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
Collection is open for research.