The Whitcombe Collection of Tramway Photographs

Made:
1880-1943
maker:
Whitcombe, Harold Arthur

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Science Museum Group Collection
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A collection of photographs taken and collected by Dr H.A. Whitcombe. They show trams and tramways, along with other forms of public transport including horse, electric and motor buses, from the 1830 until Dr Whitcombe's death in 1943. These are arranged in 20 albums each of which is arranged either by geographic region or type of vehicle. These photographs illustrate systems from across the United Kingdom, Ireland and continental Europe, especially the Dutch steam tramway system. There are also a number of images from further afield including South Africa, Australia and North America. There are several indexes that list these images both by number and by location. In addition to this there is a series of blueprint drawings showing Dutch steam trams along with lantern slides used to illustrate Dr Whitcombe's paper on the history of the steam tram. The collection also consists of a large number of negatives.

Details

Extent:
20 albums, 2 archive boxes, 23 negative boxes and one plan press drawer
Identifier:
HAW
Access:
Open Access
System of Arrangement:

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