Fortin family photographs
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
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description