R. Klengston Rude was an illustrator and photographer who signed his work “Kleng Rude.” He was born in Oregon, and by 1944 was living in Monterey, California, and working as a photographer. By 1959 he had opened a studio in Studio City, California, and provided illustrations and graphics for film industry clients, and is listed in the credits for the feature film Concentration (1973). Rude made at least two pictorial maps, one of Alaska and one of California and Nevada.
Full publication information: “Kleng Rude. Copyright 1959 by R. Klengston Rude, Studio City. Calif. Published and distributed by Alaska Arts, Kleng Rude Studio — P.O. Box 1378, Studio City, California.”
Inscribed in ink lower right: SA Nyden. Map comes with its original cardboard packaging tube, inscribed in black crayon from S.A. Nyden, 1006 Tenth Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska, for Miss Shirley A. Nyden.
Condition: Generally good with the usual overall light toning, wear, soft creases. Some tape residue verso, where formerly hung, not affecting the front. Original tube worn and soiled, but intact.