Victor Hand


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Victor Hand autographs his book, “A Steam Odyssey,” at the CRPA’s Conversations conference in 2014. Photograph by Henry A. Koshollek

Hand Collection Overview

  • Planned gift of Victor Hand
  • Approximately 46,000 images, mostly black-and-white and color negatives, many of the 4×5 and medium format size
  • Digitization in progress; approximately 25% complete
  • Portraits and action views of diesel and steam locomotives from the 1950s to 2000s
  • Extensive coverage of diesel in the United States, extensive coverage of international steam operations in approximately 36 countries, including France, Mexico, Spain, Germany, South Africa, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and others

Reproduction Requests

  • High resolution scans from the Hand Collection are available for print and electronic reproduction upon the approval of the photographer
  • To make requests, visit the collections page or send an email to


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