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John Stuart Cloud (1914-2007)
Footwear, Thomas Taylor and Sons, Inc.
John Stuart Cloud, Born: Oct 25, 1914 Minnesota, USA , Died: Nov 15, 2007 Medford, Middlesex county, Massachusetts, USA
John Stuart Cloud. Cloud was taught photography by his father and at Boston University where he traded his photography services for classes.
In 1947 Cloud took a large group of photographs as promotional tools for Thomas Taylor and Sons, Inc., a manufacturer of elastic shoe goring, shoe and corset laces, braids and trimmings, in Hudson, Massachusetts.
Cloud had a lengthy career as a commercial/industrial photographer but gained a small measure of public renown for several aspects of his unusual personal life that intersected with his work. Cloud was a close friend of Norman Rockwell and collaborated with the artist by taking photographs, the subjects of which Rockwell incorporated into his paintings. Their collaborative process was documented in articles that appeared in 1948 in American Camera magazine and the Saturday Evening Post.