J. Horace Rudy’s art found in places outside borders of his adopted York County, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Valuable Fraktur/Street Rod invasion, 2015 style

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Derek Dilks is a history-minded developer. His most recent project is renovation of the Pullman apartments in York, Pa., former home of the city’s noted, early 20th-century noted automaker. While visiting the Hotel Hershey, he came across this display (and shared this photo) about noted York artist J. Horace Rudy (1870-1940), whose work from a century ago still graces homes and buildings around York County. Rudy came to York from Pittsburgh, and his work then extended beyond the borders of his adopted home. The placard under Rudy’s portrait reads: ‘Rudy, a stained glass artist from York, PA, was responsible for design and construction of the windows found in the Circular Dining Room.  And the label under the dining room drawing states: ‘Called a “cartoon” in stained glass lingo, this facsimile of the Circular Dining Room window design shows Mr. Rudy’s attention to detail. Included are the many hand painted birds native to our area that embellish these windows.’ Also of interest:  J. Horace Rudy’s painting surfaces: His name imprinted on York, Pa.’s, arts memory.

Other neat, unrelated stuff from all over (if photos don’t appear on our mobile device, click on the date)  … .

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Light in darkness: A compelling story about a member of the Greatest Generation … .

If you can only read one Memorial Day story, let this be the one. John Fisher, an Army Air Force bombardier in World War II, talks about how the love of his life blossomed from the darkness of war.

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Valuable drawing: Simple 19th-century art from a country artist worth $10,000 … .

A fraktur recently sold at an auction in Codorus Township for almost $10,000. Would you consider paying $10,000 for a piece of art if you had the money?

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Monday, May 25, 2015

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Museum on wheels: That’s what the annual street rod invasion has been tagged. The 2015 invasion starts this week … .

Cars line the road as the set up of Street Rod Nationals East begins at the York Expo Center Thursday, June 5, 2014.   Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News +++
Wrightsville, Pa.: Check your Wrightsville smarts … .

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History Mystery: That Stewartstown ball field in the background? Well, 70 years ago, it was packed with visitors to…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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