Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints History photograph collection, 1852-1924  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints History photograph collection
1852-1924 (inclusive)
24 photographs
Collection Number
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints History photograph collection contains photographs of people, places, and events pertaining to the history of the Mormon (LDS) Church.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


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This collection contains photographs of people, places and events pertaining to the history of the Mormon church, including a group portrait of polygamists in prison garb and photographs of the Temple and homes in Nauvoo, Illinois.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

LDS Historical Places and Figures, Temples, Posters, PrisonersReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description
LDS Historical Places, Drawings, Posters
  • 1: Polygamist prisoners at Sugarhouse Prison, circa 1886: George Q. Cannon, Sylvester Jones, Simon Topham, Joseph Barney, Lorenzo Watson, William Buttler, Francis Lyman, Francis Webster
  • 2: Mansion House, Joseph Smith's home in Nauvoo, Illinois
  • 3: Brigham Young's home in Nauvoo, Illinois
  • 4-5: Drawings of the Nauvoo Temple
  • 6: "Notice to the Emigrants" poster warning travelers of Indian attacks issued by Governor Brigham Young, 1852
  • 7: "$800 Reward" poster for capture of polygamists John Taylor and George Q. Cannon
LDS Historical Places, Joseph Smith, Heber J. Grant
  • 11: Brigham Young Home, Nauvoo, Illinois
  • 12: The Smith Farm, Palmyra, New York.(From the air)
  • 13: The Smith Home, Palmyra, New York
  • 14: Birthplace of Joseph Smith, Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont
  • 15: Carthage Jail, Illinois (interior)
  • 16: Last Public Address of Lieutenant General Joseph Smith. Cabinet card drawing by J. Hafen Pinxt, 1888
  • 17: View of the Salt Lake City Temple from the campus of the LDS High School, now the Relief Society Building and the Church Office Highrise, pre 1931
  • 18: Notice for a public Worship service. The Edinburgh Presbytery is announcing the opportunity of Dr. Lee of the Latter-Day Saints of proving whether doctrines held by the Church of Scotland or those held by the Latter-Day Saints are most consistent with Reason and the Word of God, as contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments
  • 19: Polygamist prisoners circa 1888 or 1889
  • 20: Heber J. Grant, Carte de Visite
Inside Temple, Conservatory
  • 21-24: Inside Temple, Conservatory

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Container(s): Box 2

  • f8: Photographs of various types of "Mormon Money"
  • f9-f10: Mormon Monument and countryside of Mt. Pisgah, Iowa

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--History--19th century--Photographs
  • Mormon Church--History--20th century--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Nauvoo (Ill.)Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Exterior views
  • Group portraits--1852-1940
  • Photographic prints--1852-1940
  • Portrait photographs--1852-1940