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Title: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: Lumber-Jack on Monday 11 May 09 14:45 BST (UK)
Could somebody please confirm that Auty and Ruddock ran a photography studio at 20 Front Street, Tynemouth specifically in 1871-3 taking family portraits including children? This will help greatly in confirming an "unknown " child in the attached photograph? Thanks very much. Lumber-Jack
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: Treetotal on Monday 11 May 09 17:22 BST (UK)
Hi Lumber-Jack....It would be a good idea to put that you are requesting a date in the subject line so that the dating team will read it and respond...great photo :D
Carol
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock,from when did they operate?
Post by: Lumber-Jack on Monday 11 May 09 17:32 BST (UK)
Thanks Carol, for the suggestion to change the title. Could somebody please confirm that Auty and Ruddock ran a photography studio at 20 Front Street, Tynemouth specifically in 1871-3 taking family portraits including children? This will help greatly in confirming an "unknown " child in the attached photograph? Lumber-Jack
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: JenB on Monday 11 May 09 17:46 BST (UK)
Matthew Auty and the studio  on Front Street is mentioned here http://www.fgillings.freeserve.co.uk/village.htm but no definite date is given.

This site however suggests he didn't open the studio until the 1880's. http://www.worldofstereoviews.com/autypage.htm
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, still looking for a photo date
Post by: Lumber-Jack on Tuesday 12 May 09 03:35 BST (UK)
Thanks Jen for being such a great help!. It looks like my last reply to you and this thread did not make it. Your references would suggest that Auty and Ruddock ( and not even Auty alone) were not operating a family portrait photography business at 20 Front Street between 1871-73 when this picture of this child, who we thought was Christiana Cook (born 1871 in Tyneside), would have been taken. All other evidence points to it being her. I have attached the back of the same photo which states Auty and Ruddock of 20 Front Street and gives a reference number of 7287. Can anyone date this photo from this information? Thanks very much, Lumber-Jack
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: BevL on Tuesday 12 May 09 06:49 BST (UK)
The baby looks like one of those beautiful china dolls!
Bev
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, bettter date needed?
Post by: Lumber-Jack on Tuesday 12 May 09 12:45 BST (UK)
If the medallions are legitimate it must be 1888 or later. Can anyone get any closer? Thanks, Lumber-Jack
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: Treetotal on Tuesday 12 May 09 13:03 BST (UK)
Hi Lumber-Jack...this gorgeous little doll would restore beautifully and I know the restorers including me..would love to have a go at it.... but you would need to request it.
Carol
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, photo date needed
Post by: Lumber-Jack on Tuesday 12 May 09 13:16 BST (UK)
Oh-Dear, she is not a doll but the real thing! And perhaps the co-founder of an Australian dynasty if we can get the photo dated accurately. But thanks....we think she is beautiful too! She may be called Christiana or Euphemia.... both wonderful names. Lumber-Jack
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: Lumber-Jack on Tuesday 12 May 09 13:20 BST (UK)
Oh-Dear again....You meant the photo to be restored....I am very sorry to have mistaken you.....I am not used to this site and its purposes. Thanks for the offer...I would love to see it in a good grey-scale restoration. Lumber-Jack
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: Treetotal on Tuesday 12 May 09 13:21 BST (UK)
Oh that was just an expression L.J. I can see she's real ;D ;D
That's really exciting.
Carol
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: Niksmum on Tuesday 12 May 09 15:24 BST (UK)
here is a restore keeping the original color

Irene
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: Niksmum on Tuesday 12 May 09 15:24 BST (UK)
and a different version

Irene
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, when did they get together?
Post by: Lumber-Jack on Tuesday 12 May 09 15:47 BST (UK)
Thanks so much Irene.....they are really great restorations! Now to find her....I was hoping that the reference number on the back of the photo would help with dating. Also does anyone know when Auty got together with Ruddock? In the 1871 he is a lodger , tobacconist at Albert Place, Elswick, Newcastle, Newcastle On Tyne; in 1881 he is married to Elizabeth and is a tobacconist living at 18, Edith Street, Tynemouth; in 1891 a Matthew Aunty ( his wife) is one of 40 boarders and a photographer at Hydropathie, Hexham . He seems to have fallen on hard times. Lumber-Jack 
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: Lumber-Jack on Tuesday 12 May 09 15:49 BST (UK)
And I guess to keep an open mind we have assumed that the baby is a girl....any views on that? Thanks, Lumber-Jack
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: jim1 on Tuesday 12 May 09 19:46 BST (UK)
The seated artist  was an early - mid 1890's design.The photo with the baby in this large hat was also an 1890's style.

jim
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: Lumber-Jack on Wednesday 13 May 09 01:20 BST (UK)
Thanks Jim , that is very helpful. This must mean that Auty joined forces with Ruddock at 20 Front Street shortly after 1891 and moved from Hexham unless a junior Auty took over the trade. Lumber-Jack
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: elamap on Thursday 20 February 14 17:43 GMT (UK)
Hi there,
My father, Henry Benjamin Whitehead, was proprietor of Auty Studios, Front Street, Tynemouth throughout the 1950's.  He took over the business a couple of years after he returned from being a POW in Burma after the 2nd World War. He remained running Auty Studios until the early 60's, sold up & started a new photography business in South Shields & continued working until the age of 72 before selling the business & retiring.
Sadly, Dad is no longer with us as he died in 2005 at the age of 87.
I have many photos which he'd held on to from first taking over Auty Studios in Tynemouth.  Some are definitely late Victorian era. 
You're probably aware that Auty Studios, into the 20th century & the advent of the airplane became ariel photographers & were one of the forerunners in aeriel landscape postcards.
We have an old  booklet that was published a long time ago (long before my Dad took the studio over) on Auty Studios somewhere stored up in the loft.  I will attempt to find out to see if I can get any more information.
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: Lumber-Jack on Thursday 20 February 14 18:22 GMT (UK)
Thanks so much....more great info on the Auty studio. I you do discover anything like a catalog number matching this photo I would be very grateful. Best wishes, Lumber-Jack
Title: Re: Auty and Ruddock, Tynemouth 1871-3
Post by: JohnPlace on Saturday 18 May 19 21:47 BST (UK)
Would really like to make contact re Auty for a book I am writing...please contact.