Wm Mann Rudd Jr

Fading with time, before we lose the image altogether, here’s a photograph of William Mann Rudd Jr in the 1890s. The edges of the card have that deckled cutwork that was popular at the time. This makes him about 13 or 14 years of age in this image.

For other images of the Rudd family, enter “Rudd” in the search box.

I have been quite busy with ahem, cough, work, cough, cough, something this afternoon and have as yet to figure a way to tie this to Sepia Saturday. So, in the interest of time I’m not going to, haha. For great sepia images of boys at the library, books, study, and more, click over to Sepia Saturday.

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kristin
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 17:31:26

    Here’s a tie in, William Rudd is about the same age as the boys in the prompt.

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  2. Kathy
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 21:54:31

    His clear gaze is still there in the fading image!

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  3. Bob Scotney
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 05:33:16

    His gaze will not fade now that you have shown him to us.

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  4. postcardy
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 07:00:54

    You can always unfade and improve the image with Photoshop or similar software.

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  5. Kat Mortensen
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 07:31:10

    He looks like a serious reader to me! Ha ha.

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  6. Jana Last
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 16:29:01

    No need to tie the photo in. This photo is in sad shape isn’t it? What a shame. But, I like Postcardy’s suggestion about using Photoshop or something similar. If you do, it would be fun to see a before and after.

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  7. Titania
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 00:31:00

    I do like the faded look of the photograph. It is the age of the picture, perhaps if it would be altered it would loose its charm.

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  8. Peter Miebies (@patmcast)
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 04:05:36

    The deckled cutwork resembles that of stamps in those days. And if you don’t use Photoshop you might lose the image completely. In any case, keep the original in the dark.

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  9. Alan Burnett
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 07:39:30

    It is a fascinating old image and you have researched it and described it well. Who needs a theme when you can give us posts of this quality.

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  10. Liz
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 15:40:18

    These saved photographs are a treasure. Identifying them and labeling them by decade is a great help to those of us trying to date our own finds.

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  11. Mike Brubaker
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 20:33:03

    A real Cheshire Cat photo. I like his direct gaze into the lens and hint of a smile.

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  12. Far Side of Fifty Photos
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 21:27:24

    Some of those Cabinet Cards with that one colloid??process seem to fade..but they are quite old….I wonder if they looked faded when they were new?

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