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[Otto Kuhler album

Identifier: C Photo Album 200

Scope and Contents

The album contains images of architectural renderings and views of railroad car interiors (dining, sleeping, and passenger cars), exteriors, furniture and fixtures; it includes locomotives and cars for the Lehigh Valley Valley Railroad Company, the Milwaukee Road, the American Locomotive Company, the City of New York, the 1946 Massachusetts Transit, and the City of Philadelphia; images of a commuter bus for the Baltimore & Ohio, the redesign of railroad station interiors in Des Moines, Iowa and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a prefabricated automobile service station, and the preliminary design of an ocean cruise vessel.


  • between 1930 and 1950?

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Otto Kuhler was an industrial designer trained in mechanical engineering. He and his wife moved to the U.S. in 1927. In 1931 he became design consultant for the American Locomotive Company where he designed some of America's finest luxury trains. In 1947, the Kuhlers moved to the KZ Ranch in Deer Creek Valley near Bailey, Colorado. He became a recognized Colorado artist.


1 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source: William C. Jones


Title from PAFI inventory.


Formerly PAFI Album # 200

Processing Information

some photoprints are stained and /or discolored.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States