Apostles and temples from 1835 to 1886

Apostles and temples from 1835 to 1886

Dates: 1886

Albumen photograph made by George Edward Anderson depicting all prophets and temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints up to 1886.

  • Extent: 1 oversize folder (1.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Anderson, George Edward, 1860-1928
  • Call Number: MSS 7404
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Technical Requirements
Item kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Apostles and temples from 1835 to 1886 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7404; Apostles and temples from 1835 to 1886; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7404, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased in 2009.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; 2009.
Other Finding Aids
A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository from the curators.
Related Material
See also the George Edward Anderson photographs (MSS P 1).
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Apostles--Photographs; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormon temples--Photographs
Genre / Form
Albumen prints; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed by GlendaLynn Ainsworth.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Apostles and temples from 1835 to 1886
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by John M. Murphy, curator and GlendaLynn Ainsworth, student processor.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:07-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

George Edward Anderson (1860-1928) was a talented portrait photographer that documented life in Utah Valley.

George Edward Anderson was born 28 October 1860 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mary Ann Thorn Anderson and George A. Anderson. He was married 30 May 1888 to Olive Lowry.

Anderson apprenticed to renowned photographer, Charles Roscoe Savage and at seventeen (about 1877) he established his photography studio in Salt Lake City with his brothers, Stanley and Adam. In 1886 he established a studio in Manti, Utah and moved his studio to Springville, Utah with his wife, Olive Lowry in 1888.

Although known as a portrait photographer, he took documentary portraits taken near homes, barns, and businesses these became documentation of those early places. These photos document families, small town Utah history, railroad history, mining history (including the Scofield mine disaster), and the building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temples.

The later years of Anderson’s life were spent in documenting families and life in Utah Valley and traveling to newly constructed temples. He died of heart failure on May 9, 1928 after being brought home to Springville from a photographing trip to Arizona.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts