Yesterday I completed the scanning of all of the real old photos given to me by my cousin Jackie Nicol. She has lived in New Bedford, Massachusetts for 50+ years. This city has a large French population and is where most of my relatives lived for many years. As a youngster I lived in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, just across the river, from the ages of 4 – 10.
Here are five more photos. In the first one my Grandmother Rose Mann (then Fortin) appears to be about 15 years old. She was born in 1898, so this photo is from about 1913.
I started doing photography in 1974. Last spring while Mary was recuperating from her shoulder surgery, and I had a lot of time on my hands while assisting her, so I transferred nearly 5,000 slides and photographs to digital format. Yesterday I used the rest of the day working with these photos to develop a Jaillet Family Album that runs from the about 1913 to 2010. There’s a total of 391 photos in the album which are contained in folders labeled by the year the photo was taken. I’ve a little more work to do “cleaning up” cropping, etc…and the album will be complete. I’ll then transfer them to an archival quality DVD and give it to my family for their use in the future.
All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
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