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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE NAVY NEEDS YOU IN THE WAVES

City Ice Delivery

City Ice Delivery

Delivering ice in a Ford truck with hard rubber tires on the front. Most likely a slow bumpy ride.

World's Fair 1964 The Family

World's Fair 1964 The Family

That's Love!

World's Fair 1964

World's Fair 1964

Hilda, Izz, Fran and Rita at the 1964 NY World's Fair. Harvey is the photographer (my dad).

Grandma and the Car

Grandma and the Car

Approximately 1964, Grandma and Grandpa going to a wedding. Pittsfield, MA.

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

Rudolph Johnson, San Diego 1910

Rudolph Johnson, San Diego 1910

My great great grandfather Rudolph Johnson. Taken in the U.S. Navy in San Diego in 1910. View our short documentary about him and his legacy called "Boots and Socks" .

Ed Wheeler and LuluBelle, 1956

Ed Wheeler and LuluBelle, 1956

A distant uncle named Ed Wheeler, playing his banjo named LuluBelle in 1956.

 
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