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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Father and Son 1946

Father and Son 1946

John J. Stafford Jr. and John J. Stafford III. Airport Homes, near Hartford, Connecticut. 1947 Airport homes was a former military quarters area on a decommissioned airport. After WWII it was an economical area to live as veterans and others got back into civilian life.

Photo by Venita Jalbert Stafford

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Little John Stafford III is still alive and well in 2013, and his hair is once again platinum at 67 years-old.

Venita Deceased

My Mother, Venita Alice Jalbert died on Mothers Day, 2011.

Her eldest great-granddaughter liberating her ashes near Pike's Peak, Colorado.

RIP Venita Alice Jalbert (wife of John J. Stafford Sr.)

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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