Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

There isn’t much needed to be said about this photo. It’s beautiful, serene, artistic, natural, and beautifully composed. I have decided to submit this as a Sepia Saturday post, because this week’s prompt shows a girl rowing by herself. I think this image, with some color correction, would be a perfectly beautiful framed print. There …

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This real photo postcard from the Rudd collection is an AZO brand with the triangles all pointing up, so that dates it to between 1904-1918. The boy and his dog pose in the yard or field. The dog looks like a retriever of some kind. In the background there appears to be a picnic taking …

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You really need to spend some time studying this great Rudd family picture. It’s a real photo postcard of a brand that is unfortunately unidentified by my regular source. Regardless, take a good look here. At first blush it looks like four women sitting outside a camping tent. Now, look in their laps. Do not …

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The back of this real photo postcard indicates this is possibly Jack Dicaslito, or it could have been sent to Jack. The exact text is: Jack Dicaslito For B. F. Rudd Green Forest, Ark The city there could also possibly be Drum Forest or Rain Forest, but I’m leaning toward Green Forest. The postcard itself …

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Garden parties are really a phenomena of the past, when girls in long white dresses played croquet on expansive lawns and men smoked cigars. These days we have barbecues and the kids want a bounce house. Well, back when garden parties were among the most enjoyable form of family gatherings, many photographs were taken outside …

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