Western and Mormon stereograph collection, 1860s-1900  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Western and Mormon stereograph collection
1860s-1900 (inclusive)
77 stereographs
Collection Number
The Western and Mormon stereograph collection contains stereographs of scenes in Utah, early travel routes, and Mormon historic sites in Illinois and Missouri.
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 is comprised of images taken by various photographers, known and unknown. It has several focuses, including Salt Lake City, early travel routes, and historic sites of the Mormons. Folder six consists of stereographs purchased from vendor Bill Lee. On April 10, 2000 this folder was transferred from P0691, Bill Lee Collection which was vacated.

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Western and Mormon stereographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description
Salt Lake City/Ogden
  • 1: Salt Lake City, northwest from the Court House-the Temple at distance left
  • 2: Looking north from about 300 South
  • 3: City/County Building
  • 4: Pioneer Monument, Brigham Young statue
  • 5: Ogden and Wasatch Mountains
Echo & Weber Canyons
  • 1: View of the Wasatch Mountains, C.L. Pond, photographer (negative)
  • 2: Pulpit Rock, Mouth of Echo Kanyon, looking west, published by Edward J. Muybridge
  • 3: Pulpit Rock, Echo Canyon, Published by Anthony Co.
  • 4: View from Witch Rocks, Echo City, Utah, Watkins' Pacific Railroad
  • 5: Snake Head Rock, Echo City, Smith's American Views
  • 6: A Famille Mormont, Canadian Scenery, by L.P. Vallee, Quebec (probably from a A.J. Russell's negative)
  • 7: Odd Fellows holding service, Echo Kanyon, A.J. Russell, photographer
  • 8: Lower Weber Canyon, looking West, Devil's Gate Bridge, published by Anthony
  • 9: Devil's Slide, Weber Canyon, published by O.C. Smith
  • 10: Great Trestle, near Tunnel No. 2, Smith's American Views
  • 11: 1,000 mile tree, Weber Canyon
  • 12: Mouth of Weber Canyon, A.J. Russell
Utah Scenes
  • 1: Parley's Canyon, near Salt Lake City, April 16, 1911
  • 2: Salt Lake from Monument Point
  • 3: Black Rock in the Great Salt Lake
  • 4: Saltair Beach Pavilion, Salt Lake, Johnson Co
  • 5: Great Salt Lake and the Pavilion-bathing scene, showing density of water in Great Salt Lake
  • 6: Great walls in Zion
  • 7: Shadow Lake, Uintah Mountains, published by O.C. Smith
  • 8: Cedar Breaks, published by Keystone View Co
  • 9: Bryce Canyon, published by Keystone View Co
  • 10: Temple of Zion from the West Rim Trail, published by Keystone Co
  • 11: Looking up Cottonwood Canyon from Mt. Emma (into Sugarloaf area of Alta)
  • 12: Mercur, Looking up "Geyser" Gulch, photo by Joy and Baker
  • 13: Water Power, Spanish Fork, Utah
  • 14: Location of "Illinois Tourists" 1893 at Castle Gate, Utah. (Hinshaw Joy and Baker)
  • 15: Mountain Range near Castle Valley, Utah. U.S. Geographical Surveys West of 100th Meridian, Lieutenant Wheeler, 1872
LDS Historic Sites
  • 1: Court House, scene of trial of the murderers of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Carthage, Illinois
  • 2: Old Smith Homestead, Emma Smith's Grave, and lot where martyred brothers were buried, Nauvoo, Illinois
  • 3: Apostle Lyman Wight's House at Adam-Ondi-Ahman near Gallatin Davies Co., Missouri
  • 4: Home of President Lorenzo Snow, Nauvoo, Illinois
  • 5: Nauvoo Manson. Home of Joseph Smith, in which murdered brothers were buried, Nauvoo, Illinois
Non-Utah Scenes
  • 1: Rapids above Upper Falls, Yellowstone Park Scenery, F. Jay Haynes, Publisher, Fargo, D.T.
  • 2: Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Park Scenery, Haynes, Publisher, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 3: Devil's Thumb, Yellowstone Park Scenery, Haynes, Publisher, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 4: Pulpit Terrace, Yellowstone Park Scenery, Haynes, Publisher, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 5: Little Terrace, Yellowstone Park. A.E. Dickerson, Coshocton. O(hio), photographer
  • 6: Mojave Indians, Wheeler Expedition, 1871, T. H. O'Sullivan, photographer
  • 7: Copper Smelters and Mines, Butte, Montana, published by Keystone View Co.
  • 8: Camp Scene in Kanab Canon, by E.O. Beaman
  • 9: Chasm in the Desert of Arizona, by E.O. Beaman
  • 10: No. 26, Range West of Grass Valley, by W. Bell, Utah Series, Explorations West of the 100th Meridian
  • 11: No. 25, The Grand Canon of the Colorado, near the mouth of Kanab Creek. The river has here cut its channel about 3,500 feet below the general level of the country. William Bell, Photo., Explorations West of the 100th Meridian. Expedition of 1872
  • 12: Pitkin, Colorado (a view from the left side looking up). Goodman Bros
Stereographs and Copy Prints of Utah History (2000 Addendum)
  • 1: Ontario Mines, Park City, Utah
  • 2: Two young Native Americans
  • 3-11: Unidentified stereographs and copy prints of Utah History, i.e. Mormon figures, buildings, Utah sites and Native Americans
Stereographs of mining and railroads
  • 1-5: Stereographs of mining and railroads
Stereograph of Georgetown
  • 1: Georgetown, Colorado
Stereographs of Wheeler Expedition and Brigham Young residence
  • 1-8: WHeeler Expedition and Brigham Young Residence, circa 1870s
Stereographs of Nightengale Mine at Bull Hill, Colorado
  • 1:Nightengale Mine at Bull Hill, Colorado

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--History--19th century--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Gallatin (MO)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
  • Nauvoo (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
  • Utah--Photographs
  • West (U.S.)--History--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Exterior views
  • Stereographs--1860-1900