Monday, April 7, 2014
No, I have no idea what this gentleman's name was. This portrait is mounted on a card, but the only information "M M Mudge CHATTANOOGA" is embossed and doesn't scan well, so I just cropped it all out. I couldn't find any biographical information about Mr. Mudge, but I did find an article he wrote in a nineteenth century magazine. In Photographic Mosaics he stresses the importance of printer's ink over gallery displays in advertising the photographer's business. Nice tie and mustache.