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Archie Lee Fitzsimmons color slides of wildflowers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-2022-041

Content Description

Color slides made by Archie Fitzsimmons of wildflowers. Very little information accompanies the photographs, but it is presumed that many, if not most, were made in New Mexico. The photographs were made on medium format transparency film, many on Kodak Ektachrome, and exhibit very little sign of color dye fading. Exact dates of the photographs are unknown, but they were likely made 1950s-1970s. Kodachrome film was introduced to the market in 1946. Archie Fitzsimmons was born in Oklahoma in 1901 and spent his early years in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he served in the Texas National Guard, 131st Field Artillery. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, reaching the rank of Lt. Colonel. After the war, he married Genevieve (surname unknown) in Carlsbad in 1946. He eventually settled in the Conchas Dam area, northwest of Tucumcari, New Mexico. He died there in 1983 and is buried in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Acquisition Type



Materials became the property of Mr. Fitzsimmon's caregiver upon his death. She gave the photographs to the donor of the materials.

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  • 1950 - 1980


Approx. 1,560 Photographic Slides

52 Slide Trays