Otto Perry

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Rock Island EMC TA locomotive #604, photographed by Otto Perry in 1940

Otto Perry (1894–1970) was an American photographer and railfan specializing in railroad photos. Perry worked as a mailman in Denver, Colorado, where he met and became friends with Louis McClure, another noted photographer.[1]

By the time Perry died, his collection contained more than 20,000 photos, from all parts of North America. They were donated to the Western History Department of the Denver Public Library and have been made available for viewing on the internet.[2]

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  1. ^ "Otto Perry Catalog". Denver Public Library. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  2. ^ "Otto C. Perry Images". Retrieved 2008-11-16.

Further reading[edit]

  • Otto Perry: Master Railroad Photographer (Otto Perry) Colorado Railroad Museum (1982) ISBN 0-918654-32-7
  • Catalogue of the Otto C. Perry Memorial Collection of Railroad Photographs (in two volumes), Western History Dept., Denver Public Library, 1977–80.

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