“Prescott Collection: Small Region, Wide World”

The exhibit: Prescott Collection: Small Region, Wide World

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This collection, named for its primary creator Dr. Henry Prescott and for his wife, Hester Swift Prescott, consists of an estimated 1,300 negatives and 188 photographic albums holding over 8,500 photographs. The vast majority of the photographs are of everyday life in his home towns of New Bedford and South Dartmouth, beginning in 1892 and continuing until his death in 1945.

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