The Walter Thompson slide and photo collection, begun around 1983, includes a large and varied collection of early photographs and copies of postcards showing many historic people and places of the Town of Middleborough. It was donated by Thompson to the Town in memory of his mother and father, Walter and Dorothy Thompson, and in memory of the late Clint Clark "whose efforts will keep the past, present ... (and) future in the minds of all Middleborough people. "
The Thompson slide collection is comprised of two very large .pdf files; both in the 100+ megabyte range. As a result download times are VERY SLOW - typically five to ten minutes per file, and nothing will appear in your browser window until the download is complete.
If you do wish to download these files, please click on the appropriate link below and give your computer and internet connection time to complete the download. Do NOT click either link multiple times or on more than one link at a time as this will slow the download process considerably. After downloading the file it should open in your browser. We recommend that you save a copy to your computer or a flash drive if you think that you may need it in future. The collection is also available on CD at the Middleborough Public Library.