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Guide to the Fifth Avenue Coach Company Collection
1895-1962
  PR 18

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


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Collection processed by Lauren Gilbert

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 10, 2011
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Fifth Avenue Coach Company Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1895-1962
Abstract: The Fifth Avenue Coach Collection of photographs dates from 1895 through 1962. The photos document the company's buses, bus operations, bus construction, bus repair and maintenance, bus stops and routes, and facilities. Views include work areas, as well as leisure areas for employees, and special events such as public service projects. Photos also show street scenes of the city. The albums contain clippings and other items documenting the company and its public relations.
Quantity: 6.67 Linear feet (473 mounted photographs, 309 unmounted prints of various sizes including cyanotypes, and 3 albums of photos, clippings and ephemera)
Location note: Print Room
Call Phrase: PR 18

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Historical Note

The Fifth Avenue Coach Company, incorporated in 1896, was a horse-drawn omnibus line originally founded in 1885 as the Fifth Avenue Transportation Company (Ltd.) to discourage the laying of trolley tracks on the fashionable two-way thoroughfare. Battery operated vehicles were quickly abandoned after their introduction in 1900 as a result of their expense and inefficiency. Horse-drawn London-type omnibuses continued to be used until 1907, when they were replaced by gasoline-driven motor coaches with French engines and London chassis. The company began producing their own motor coaches in 1914 and became well known for their double-decker models.

The Fifth Avenue Coach Company became a subsidiary of the Third Avenue Railway Company in 1898 and the New York Transportation Company in 1899, gaining its independence in 1912. In 1924 it became a subsidiary of the Omnibus Corporation, which controlled the bus systems in New York and Chicago. In 1954, after acquiring the Hertz car rental business, the Omnibus Corporation sold the assets of the Fifth Avenue Coach Company to the New York City Omnibus Corporation, which was renamed Fifth Avenue Coach Lines in 1956. After a strike in 1962, the company's bus operations were taken over by the city.

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Scope and Content Note

The Fifth Avenue Coach Company Collection documents the Manhattan company's buses, facilities, operations, and employees. Though the collection spans the years of the company's existence (1896-1954), most of the 473 mounted photographs date from 1915 through 1928. The photographs were commissioned by the company for advertising and public relations purposes, as well as for use in employee training. The mounted photographs were originally numbered consecutively and arranged in numerical order, with numerous gaps in the sequence.

Arrangement

Series I is arranged alphabetically by bus type or numerically by bus number when the type is not specified. Within each type, the items are arranged in the following order: exterior, interior, chassis and axles, and engine and parts.

Series II is divided into the following subseries: Activities, Portraits, Uniforms, and Prizes and Awards.

Series III is arranged numerically by street number and alphabetically by place name, and thereunder alphabetically by caption.

Series IV is arranged numerically by street and avenue, and alphabetically by place name, according to the first-named element in the caption provided by the company.

Series V is divided into two subseries: Repairs and Installations and Examples for Drivers and Conductors. Within each subseries, items are arranged alphabetically by caption.

Series VII contains the following subseries: Types J and L, Graphs, and Miscellaneous.

Series IX is divided into the following subseries: Cyanotypes, Bus Views (small format), Bus Views (8 x 10), Street Scenes, Employees, and Miscellaneous. Within each subseries, the items are arranged in an approximate chronological fashion.

The collection is organized into the following series:

  1. Series I: Buses and Automotive Parts
  2. Series II: Employee Photographs
  3. Series III: Company Facilities
  4. Series IV: Street Scenes
  5. Series V: Instructional Images
  6. Series VI: War Relief Effort
  7. Series VII: Diagrams and Charts
  8. Series VIII: Publicity Mock-ups
  9. Series IX: Loose Photographs
  10. Series X: Albums and Scrapbooks

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Cyanotypes
  • Photographic albums
  • Photographic prints
  • Scrapbooks

Subject Organizations

  • Fifth Avenue Coach Company
  • Fifth Avenue Transportation Company
  • New York City Omnibus Corporation
  • New York Transportation Company

Subject Topics

  • Bus lines--New York (State)--New York
  • Buses–Design and construction
  • Buses–Maintenance and repair
  • Buses–New York (State)–New York.
  • Streets–New York (State)–New York

Subject Places

  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)--Description and Travel
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)–Description and Travel
  • New York (N.Y.)--Description and travel

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift from the Metropolitan Transit Authority in 1981.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 30 photocopies per day per person. Suitability of the original for photocopying is at the discretion of the staff. Neither blueprints nor tracings can be copied under any circumstances. Duplication of large-format items will be done by the house photographer. See Print Room guidelines for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from

Rights and Reproductions
The New-York Historical Society
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Fax: (212) 579-8794

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Fifth Avenue Coach Company Collection

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

Also housed in the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, the Subway Construction Photograph Collection and the Norvin H. Green Collection of Elevated Railways document alternative modes of public transportation in New York City in the first decades of the 20th century.

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Container List

Series I: Buses and Automotive Parts, 1915-1928

Scope and Contents note

Series I houses photographs of the earliest coaches, including the horse-drawn omnibuses, in addition to all of the various models produced through the late 1920s. Photographs are arranged alphabetically by bus type or numerically by bus number when the type is not specified. Within each type, the items are arranged in the following order: exterior, interior, chassis and axles, and engine and parts. Interior bus views often show passengers, as well as the advertisements lining the upper walls. The series ends with miscellaneous and unidentified vehicles and automotive parts, arranged alphabetically.

Views of type J include photographs of buses produced for the Grand Rapids Railways, the Capitol Traction Company (Washington, DC), the Milwaukee Electric Railway Company, and the Kansas Electric Power Company. Views of type 7J include buses manufactured for Detroit and for the Toronto Transportation Commission, and views of type L include a coach manufactured for Baltimore. Bus 701 is shown in both New York and Chicago, with a repainted exterior. The exterior of bus 914, a cooperative project of the New York Automobile Club and the Board of Education, is covered with signs exhorting safety, such as "Hurry leads to worry," and "Why take chances? Odds are against you."

Views of miscellaneous buses include four images of an upper deck containing several couples evidently posed in romantic poses. According to a 1954 New York Times article, these so-called "spooners" favored the open-air upper decks in use from 1907 to 1936. As a result, certain strait-laced riders led a campaign against the open-air coaches as "instruments of evil." At around the same time these photographs were taken, John A. Ritchie, the head of the Fifth Avenue Coach Company in the 1920's, wrote a letter defending open-air spooning.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 [Early miscellaneous coaches]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Type A, Exterior
1921
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Type A, Interior
1921
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Type A, Chassis and axles
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Type A, Chassis and axles
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Type A, Engine and parts
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Type 2A, Exterior
1922-1923
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Type 2A, Interior
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Type 2A, Chassis and axles
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Type 2A, Chassis and axles
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Type 2A, Chassis and axles
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Type 3A, Transmission
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Type 4A, Engine
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Type C, Chassis
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Type D, Exterior and accident views
1916
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Type D, Wheel
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Type E, Exterior
1915
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Type E, Interior
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Type G, Exterior and accident view
1917
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Type G, Axle
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Type G, Engine and parts
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Type H, Exterior and accident view
1915-1916
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Type H, Interior
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Type J, Exterior
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Type J, Exterior
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Type J, Exterior
1923
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Type J, Interior
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Type J, Interior
1923
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Type J, Chassis
1923
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Type J, Engine and parts
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Type 7J, Exterior
1921
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Type 7J, Exterior
1922
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Type 7J, Interior
1921
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Type 7J, Chassis
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Type 8J, Exterior
1922
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Type 8J, Interior
1922
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Type 8J, Chassis
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Type L, Exterior
1919-1924
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Type L, Exterior
1919-1924
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Type L, Exterior
1919-1924
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Type L, Exterior
1919-1924
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Type L, Chassis and axles
1922-1923
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Type L, Chassis and axles
1922-1923
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Type L, Chassis and axles
1922-1923
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Type L, Chassis and axles
1922-1923
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Type L, Engine and parts
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Type 2L, Exterior
1923-1924
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Type 2L, Interior
1923
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Type 2L, Chassis
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Type N, Exterior
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Type N, Engine
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Type R, Engine
1923
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Bus 241, Exterior
1917-1918
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Bus 241, Interior
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Bus 506, Exterior
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Bus 512, Exterior
1919
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Bus 517, Exterior
1919
Box: 6 Folder : 43 Bus 701, Exterior
1917
Box: 6 Folder : 44 Bus 701, Exterior
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 45 Bus 701, Interior
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 45 Bus 701, Chassis
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 46 Bus 808, Interior
1922
Box: 7 Folder : 47 Bus 913, Exterior (first coach with pneumatic tires)
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 47 Bus 914, Exterior [Safety signs]
1928
Box: 7 Folder : 48 Miscellaneous Buses, [Couples on upper deck]
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 48 Miscellaneous Buses, Unidentified
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 49 Miscellaneous Vehicles, Sand car
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 49 Miscellaneous Vehicles, Snow plows
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 49 Miscellaneous Vehicles, Unidentified
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 50 Miscellaneous Vehicles, Miscellaneous Automotive Parts
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 51 Miscellaneous Vehicles, Miscellaneous Automotive Parts
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 52 Miscellaneous Vehicles, Miscellaneous Automotive Parts
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 53 Miscellaneous Vehicles, Unidentified Automotive Parts
undated

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Series II: Employee Photographs, 1917-1923

Scope and Contents note

Series II is divided into four subseries. The subseries "Activities" contains the menu for the testimonial dinner honoring company executive Captain G. A. Green, who went off to war in his native England in 1917. Also present is a photograph of a staff Baby Contest (1922) in the office of Dr. C. Sangfree, the staff doctor. There are of portraits of Captain Green and Dr. Sangfree, as well as the managerial staff at weekly meetings in Captain Green's office. In addition, photographs of the drivers' and conductors' winter and spring uniforms (1921-1923) have survived.

Subseries I: Activities
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 54 Menu: testimonial dinner to Mr. G. A. Green, Engineers' Club
1917
Box: 8 Folder : 54 Baby Contest
1922
Box: 8 Folder : 54 Circus Day
undated
Subseries II: Portraits
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 55 Capt. G. A. Green
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 55 Staff- weekly meeting
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 55 Dr. C. Sangfree
undated
Subseries III: Uniforms
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 56 Uniforms
1921-1923
Subseries IV: Prizes and Awards
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 57 Prizes and Awards
1921

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Series III: Company Facilities

Scope and Contents note

Series III consists of images of the employees at work and at leisure in the various buildings in use by the company. Photographs are arranged numerically by street number and alphabetically by place name, and thereunder alphabetically by caption. The series ends with unidentified locations. The work and recreation areas of two facilities are exceptionally well documented: the company headquarters on 102nd Street and the second garage on 132nd Street. Work scenes include views of the offices, assembly floor, machine shop, and repair pits. Scenes of recreation and leisure, which emphasize the benefits and amenities provided to employees by the company, include views of the barbershop, restaurant, tailor shop, and reading room.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 58 39th St. Employment Bureau
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 58 88th St. Garage
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 59 102nd St. Building [Main Headquarters]
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 60 102nd St. Building [Main Headquarters]
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 61 102nd St. Building [Main Headquarters]
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 62 102nd St. Building [Main Headquarters]
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 63 102nd St. Building [Main Headquarters]
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 64 110th St. and 5th Ave.: Waiting Room
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 64 130th St. Building: Employee's Club Room
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 65 132nd St. Building [No. 2 Garage]
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 66 132nd St. Building [No. 2 Garage]
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 67 133rd St. Garage- Excavation
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 67 144th St. Garage
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 67 Penn Station- Starter's Booth
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 67 Washington Square- Drivers' Room
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 68 Unidentified Location
undated

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Series IV: Street Scenes, 1898-1923

Scope and Contents note

Series IV contains views of Manhattan dating primarily from the 1910s and 1920s, arranged numerically by street and avenue, and alphabetically by place name, according to the first-named element in the caption provided by the company. Three 1899 photographs document the construction of the Third Avenue Railway on upper Broadway. Three undated images from the 1910s offer views of Washington Square Park, the lower terminus of the Fifth Avenue line. Two photographs, also undated, show an Easter Parade along Fifth Avenue. A series of nine photographs taken the morning of 2 December 1915 depicts various Manhattan intersections from 14th Street to Times Square. Nine images dated 29 July 1921 show excavations underway along Fifth Avenue from 14th Street to 86th Street.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 69 14th St. and Broadway, 1915
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 69 14th St. and 5th Ave.
1921
Box: 11 Folder : 69 17th St. and Broadway
1915
Box: 11 Folder : 69 26th St. and 7th Ave.
1915
Box: 11 Folder : 70 38th St. and 5th Ave.
1921
Box: 11 Folder : 70 40th St. and Broadway
1915
Box: 11 Folder : 70 50th St. and 5th Ave.
1921
Box: 11 Folder : 70 56th St. and 5th Ave.
1921
Box: 11 Folder : 71 71st St. and 5th Ave.
1921
Box: 11 Folder : 71 86th St. and 5th Ave.
1921
Box: 11 Folder : 71 135th St. Stanchions
1915
Box: 11 Folder : 71 155th St. Stand
1915
Box: 11 Folder : 72 5th Ave. and 40th St.
1923
Box: 11 Folder : 72 5th Ave. and 42nd St.
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 72 5th Ave.: Easter Parade
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 73 7th Ave. and 25th St.
1915
Box: 11 Folder : 73 7th Ave. and 35th St.
1915
Box: 11 Folder : 73 7th Ave. and 41st St.
1915
Box: 11 Folder : 73 Broadway and 87th St.
1899
Box: 11 Folder : 73 Broadway and 116th St.
1899
Box: 11 Folder : 73 Broadway and 123rd St.
1899
Box: 11 Folder : 74 [Grant's Tomb]
1921
Box: 11 Folder : 74 Washington Square
1921

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Series V: Instructional Images, 1923

Scope and Contents note

Series V is divided into two subseries. Within each subseries, items are arranged alphabetically by caption. The first subseries contains images of employees adjusting, installing, operating, or assembling various vehicles and automotive parts. The second is a series of staged, didactic photographs depicting correct and incorrect practices for drivers and conductors. Examples of improper behaviors include smoking, reading the newspaper, miscalculating distances, stopping short, and leaving the bus unprotected. Images of model conduct show the proper way to make turns, usher passengers to the upper deck, and warn passengers before going under elevated structures.

Subseries I: Repairs and Installations
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 75 Repairs and Installations
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 76 Repairs and Installations
1923
Subseries II: Examples for Drivers and Conductors
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 77 Examples for Drivers and Conductors
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 78 Examples for Drivers and Conductors
undated

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Series VI: War Relief Effort, 1917

Scope and Contents note

Housed in Series VI are images related to the company's public relations endeavors during World War I. Present are photographs of the buses loaned to the American Red Cross in 1917, and to the Scotch Kilties for a recruiting tour that same year. One photograph depicts volunteers from the Woman's Motor Corps of America decorating the exterior of a bus, while another shows the same bus at the Fourth Liberty Loan Demonstration.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 79 Buses Loaned to American Red Cross
1917
Box: 12 Folder : 79 Red Cross Ambulance
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 79 Scotch Kilties on Recruiting Tour
1917
Box: 12 Folder : 79 War Work Outings for Soldiers
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 79 Woman's Motor Corps of America
undated

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Series VII: Diagrams and Charts

Scope and Contents note

Series VII contains the following subseries: Types J and L, Graphs, and Miscellaneous. The images in the first subseries are photographs of sectional diagrams of types J and L coaches and schematic drawings of their component parts. The curves plotted along the graphs in the second subseries record such variables as the speed, engine performance, and acceleration of various types of coaches.

Subseries I: Types J and L
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 80 Types J and L
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 81 Types J and L
undated
Subseries II: Graphs
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 82 Graphs
undated
Subseries III: Miscellaneous
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 83 Miscellaneous
undated

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Series VIII: Publicity Mock-ups

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 84 Mock-ups with printer's instructions
undated

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Series IX: Loose Photographs, 1897-1962

Scope and Contents note

Series IX is divided into six subseries. Within each subseries, the items are arranged in an approximate chronological fashion. The cyanotypes primarily document the 146th Street station house and the 9th Avenue and 54th Street car house from 1897 to 1910. The small format bus views contain some replicas of the mounted images, as well as several supplementary views from the 1920s, including seven additional photographs of Bus 914 in front of City Hall on 23 December 1926. Later views from the 1930s onward include the buses of the Fifth Avenue Coach Lines. The earliest 8 x 10 bus views duplicate several of the mounted images, though the bulk of the images depict coaches from the 1930s through the 1960s. Many of the photographs from the 1930s and 40s represent the buses of the Madison Avenue Coach Lines, the Eighth Avenue Coach Lines, the Chicago Motor Coach Lines, and the New York City Omnibus Corporation, all under common control by 1936. The latest photographs from the 1960s depict coaches from the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, the entity that took control of the Fifth Avenue Coach Lines and its affiliates in 1962. Photographs of employees include two 1946 portraits of Operator Norman Peer, Badge 841, and two 1950s group snapshots of employees in the new locker room. Other views from the 1950s and 60s consist of executives giving speeches, attending at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and celebrating at a banquet.

Subseries I: Cyanotypes
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 85 146th St. Station
1897-1909
Box: 14 Folder : 85 9th Ave. and 54th St. car house
1909-1910
Box: 14 Folder : 85 Loft Building, 22nd St. and Ave. A., on verso: 15th St. west of Ave. B
1908 -1909
Subseries II: Bus Views (small format)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 86 Bus Views (small format)
1926-1960
Subseries III: Bus Views (8x10)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 87 Bus Views (8x10)
1915-1962
Box: 14 Folder : 88 Bus Views (8x10)
1915-1962
Box: 14 Folder : 89 Bus Views (8x10)
1915-1962
Subseries IV: Street Scenes
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 90 Street Scenes
1936-1959
Subseries V: Employees
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 91 Employees
1946 1953
Subseries VI: Miscellaneous
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 92 Miscellaneous
1939-1952

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Series X: Albums and Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents note

Series X, Albums and Scrapbooks, shows the ways in which this photographic archive was used for public relations and advertising purposes by the Fifth Avenue Coach Company in the 1910s and 20s. The large scrapbook contains items dated from 1911 to 1922 arranged with an internal alphabetical index supplied by its creator. It houses a variety of types of materials, including maps, route guides, fare schedules, passes, advertisements, advertising contracts, announcements, employee bulletins, public pamphlets, annual reports, letters to stockholders, and invitations to company events. It also contains the March 1917 and January-February 1922 issues of Bus Lines, the in-house newsletter published by the company for its employees, and the 1917 booklet Motor Bus Relief for New York's Transit Needs, which explained and supported the company's application to the city for new routes. Pamphlets for employees promoting courtesy, safety, and civility complement the contemporary photographs of the type A buses with civility signs in Series I and Series IV.

The March 1917 issue of Bus Lines reproduces an image from Series V, "Cutting Rubber from Tires," to illustrate an article entitled "Paddy's Scheme and the Lesson it Teaches," about an employee's cost-saving suggestion to remove and sell the rubber from old tires. An October 1917 advertisement in British Empire Rally contains the image of the Scotch Kilties' recruiting tour, and a company postcard pictures the bus camouflaged by the Women's War Work Effort.

The advertisements, which are clipped from a number of different publications and are directed either at riders, potential advertisers, or potential purchasers of coaches, make liberal use of the exterior and interior views of coaches found in Series I. In most cases, the price the company paid for each ad is penciled at the top.

Everybody's Motor Car, the photographs and clippings album, was most likely compiled in the late 1910s. It contains photographs with extensive typed and handwritten captions that promote a positive image of the company, touting its fine facilities and the excellent construction of its buses, the high rates of employee and customer satisfaction, its impressive safety record, and its patriotic endeavors in wartime. It is divided into the following sections: Company History, The Company and Its Employees, and The Company and the Public. The photographs in this album are for the most part duplicates of items found in Series I, Series III, and Series VI, picturing coaches, employees at work and at leisure, and wartime activities. Together with the photographs are printed materials, including the February 1917 issue of Bus Lines, the Fifth Avenue Coach Association Membership Book, an instruction book for employees, another copy of Motor Bus Relief for New York's Transit Needs, a Central Park Guide, maps, and advertisements clipped from other publications.

The photographs in the small album feature several views from the 1920s of the interior, exterior, chassis, and engine parts of types J, L, and 2L coaches, as well as curves charting their horse power, engine performance, and speed. The majority of these images are duplicates of items found in Series I and VII. Though it contains no captions, this album may have been used to visually demonstrate the features and craftsmanship of these particular coaches to potential purchasers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : Large Scrapbook
1911-1922
Box: 15 Folder : 93 Loose clippings from Scrapbook
1911-1922
Box: 16 Folder : 94 Small Photograph Album
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 94 Clippings and Photograph Album (disbound)
1895-1918

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