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Fortin family photographs

Identifier: PC-013

Scope and Contents

Collection consists entirely of 2 ¼ x 2 ¼- inch color slides, originally in gray plastic slide trays with typed indices on the side. The index does not always match the contents of the box, however.


  • 1956 - 1969

Biographical / Historical

The photographer of this collection of 2 1/4 x 2 ¼-inch color slides is probably a relative (either a grandparent or parent) of Janet Alene Fortin, one of only 3 people identified by name on the boxes in this image collection. The others are children - Susan and Dick. The family appears to have owned a farm on Rockdale Avenue in the 1950s and 1960s, and vacationed in New Hampshire. They may have had relatives in New Hampshire or Gaspe, Nova Scotia, another location noted on the boxes. Most of the images are of buildings, monuments, landmarks and streets in New Bedford in the 1960s. This is significant because the downtown changed dramatically in the late 1960s and 1970s with the construction of Route 18 and Interstate 195. The images of the photographer’s family are from the 1950s, for the most part, and the images of New Bedford are from the 1960s.


351 Photographic Slides : color slides ; 2.25 x 2.25 inch

1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Retrospective (likely, gift of the Fortin family)

Existence and Location of Copies

Images of New Bedford digitized by the Visual Resource Librarian, College of Visual and Performing Arts, in March 2013.

PC 13, Fortin family photographs
Judy Farrar
March 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA