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Joseph Jeppe Larsen photograph collection, 1890-1920

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Larsen, Joseph Jeppe, 1873-1967
Title
Joseph Jeppe Larsen photograph collection
Dates
1890-1920 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 boxes, (2.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number
USU_P0372
Summary
Fifty-eight glass-plate photographic negatives and 5 photographic prints. The images document the town of Newton, Utah and the surrounding area or are related to the Joseph Jeppe Larsen and the Larsen family. The images were collected or taken by J. J. Larsen and his brother Hyrum. Included are images of agriculture, irrigation, the Newton Cooperative Store, social and church activites, homes, schools, the Wheelon coffer dam on the Bear River, J.J. Larsen and the Larsen family, the 1897 Agricultural College of Utah graduating class, Cache Junction, and the Newton tithing house.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Joseph Jeppe (J.J.) Larsen (1873-1967) was born in Newton, Utah, the son of Christian Hansen and Marianne Larsen. In 1895 Larsen enrolled at the Agricultural College of Utah (now Utah State University) to study dairy husbandry and graduated in 1897. Larsen was employed as a teacher at a number of schools in Utah from 1898 to 1903. Larsen married Lettie Christensen in 1900. In 1903 Larsen returned to Newton and worked as a teacher and farmer; in 1907 he quit teaching and pursued farming full time. He was highly involved in local agriculture and irrigation. He served as president of the Newton Town Board, held various positions with the Newton Irrigation Company, was involved in the Newton Grain Growers Association, served as directory of the Farmers Grain Cooperative, and was involved with repair work done on Newton Dam during 1937 and 1945. Larsen continued farming in Newton until his death in 1967.

In 1900 he married Lettie Christensen in the Logan Temple. The couple had four children who survived into adulthood.

Source: Obituary, Logan Herald Journal, Logan, Utah. November 24, 1997.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of 58 glass-plate negatives and 5 prints. The images document the town of Newton, Utah and the surrounding area or are related to the Joseph Jeppe Larsen and the Larsen family. The images were collected or taken by J. J. Larsen and his brother Hyrum. Included in the collection are images of agriculture, irrigation, the Newton Cooperative Store, social and church activites, homes, schools, the Wheelon coffer dam on the Bear River, J.J. Larsen and the Larsen family, the 1897 ACU graduating class, Cache Junction, and the Newton tithing house.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Joseph Jeppe Larsen photograph collection, 1890-1920. (P0372). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Negatives and printsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
1:01a-b: "Barn Yard," children with wagons
1
1:02: "Harrowing," two children in a field
1
1:03a-c: "Hiking," group of children
1
1:04: "Burial," funeral of Samuel T. Clarke
1
1:05a-c: "Parties under the Bowery"
1
1:06: Newton band Click to access  
1898
1
1:07: Newton Rock School after 1892 addition (Broken negative)
1
1:08: "Inside Meeting House," funeral?
1
1:09: "Town Banquet 1899 (Mrs. J.F. Hansen, Mrs. Chris Larsen, Dora Christensen, Annie Sorensen, Mary Sorensen, Inez Parsens, Annie Hansen, Elvena Hansen, Mary O. Jenkins, Bell Jenkins, William F. Jensen, Louisa Hansen, Mrs. Annie Hansen, Karen M. Hansen, J.C. Petersen, Liz Ecklund, Emma Hansen, Lettie Hansen, John Larsen, Jessie Rigby, Mattie Jenkins, Mary L. Jansen, Annie Bensen, Maud Rigby, Lucy Griffin, H.C. Hansen (by the door), May Jensen, Annie Snider, Ella Jansen, Stella Jenkins, Amanda Miller" (blurred), in the old church house
1899
1
1:10: "Lettie C. Larsen," possibly with Vernon Larsen
1
1:11: "Annie L. Bartlett" (daughter of J.J. Larsen)
1
1:12: "Branding Cattle"
(Broken negative).
1
1:13: "Christian Hansen Larsen's Home -
1889."
1
1:14: "Header and Header Box" (Back horses are pushing the header, front horses are pulling)
1
1:15: "Spring Harrowing."
1
1:16a-b: "Haying," crew loading hay with a derrick
1899
1
1:17a-b: "Sawmill," sawing logs with children
1
1:18a-b: "Flume viaduct under construction"
1
1:19: "Hauling Wood."
1
1:20: "Horse Power Machine."
1
1:21a-b: "Threshing Machine and Steam Engine"
1
1:22: "Header and Binder," with crew
1
1:23: Students inside Newton, Utah Rock School Click to access  
1873-1907
1
1:24: "Horse and Carriage," probably includes Christian Hansen Larsen and Mary Ann Larsen
1
1:25: "Old Broken Down House- Jonas Becks Home"
1873
1
1:26: "Christian Hansen Larsen's First Home"
(J.J. Larsen was probably born in this home).
1873
1
1:27a-b: Newton Cooperative Store
1
1:28: "First Dam in Bear River Canyon," Wheelon Coffer Dam
1
1:29: "Newton Cooperative Store," next to Post Office
1
1:30: Horse teams working on the old reservoir Click to access  
1871-1898
1
1:31: "J.J. Larsen's First Threshing Machine."
1
1:33: Pup tent and two children
(broken negative)
1
1:34: Horse and Buggy
1
1:35: "Commercial Establishment," a bank?
1
1:37a-b: "Railroad Terminal," probably Cache Junction
1
1:38: "Railroad Trestle," probably in Bear River Canyon
1
1:39: "Mary Larsen Dowdle, May Howels, Caroline Larsen."
1
1:40: "Lorin Larsen and Dog."
1
1:41: "Mary Ann Larsen Larsen" (J.J. Larsen's Mother)
1
1:42: "Newton Tithing Office, J.M. Larsen and Ezra Cooley" (left side)
1
1:43: J.J. (Joseph Jeppe) Larsen Click to access  
1940-1960
1
1:44a-f: "Hyrum Morgan Larsen and Friend," studio portrait
Folder
2 1
2:01: Studio portrait by Thomas & Odell of Joseph M. Tanner, President of ACU in 1897
2 1
2:02: "Group of AC Students" standing in front of the Agricultural Experiment Station Director's Residence Building
ca. 1900
2 1
2:03: Studio portrait by Odell of Hyrum Morgan Larsen, his wife Annie Petersen Larsen, and their two children Arta and Reslyn
ca. 1908
2 2
Printed copies of images from box 1
2 3
Digital prints of images from box 1
2 4
8x10 Duplicates of 3:01, 4x5 copy negative, and CD
2 5
Original negative sleeves for glass-plate negatives

Oversize Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

(Also includes two 16x20 duplicates of 3:01)

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
3:01: ACU graduating class of 1897. Included in the photo is J.J. Larsen, Victoria Lundberg, Clara Foster, John H. Bankhead, Sabina Hermoine Hart, Thomas Hyrum Humpherys, Charles A. Jensen, Mamie Smith, John Stewart, Olla Barker, Rachel F. Maughan, and Alfred Augustus Hart
1897
3:02: Logan LDS Temple workers posed outside of temple. Christian Larsen is in the third row, fourth man from the left
ca. 1893-1894