Fred Hartsook photograph of Heber J. Grant

Fred Hartsook photograph of Heber J. Grant

Dates: approximately 1920

Photograph taken by Hartsook of Grant when he was the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Extent: 1 photograph (0.01 linear ft.): b&w; 23 cm. x 18 cm.
  • Creator: Grant, Heber J. (Heber Jeddy), 1856-1945. -- Hartsook, Fred, 1876-1930. -- Knight, Amanda, 1851-1932. -- Knight, Jesse, 1845-1921
  • Call Number: MSS 8011
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research. Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Fred Hartsook photograph of Heber J. Grant must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Annotation on front: "Brother and Sister Jesse Knight sincerely yours. Heber J. Grant. April 14/20."
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8011; Fred Hartsook photograph of Heber J. Grant; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8011, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 2012 by Barbara Allen.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Barbara Allen; 2012.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Presidents--Photographs; Grant, Heber J. (Heber Jeddy), 1856-1945--Photographs; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Images
Genre / Form
Photographs; Portraits
Processing Information
Processed; Lionel Thomas, student photograph processor; 2012.
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
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Finding Aid Title
Hartsook (Fred) photograph of Heber J. Grant
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lionel Thomas
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-05-09T16:56-0600
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Biographical History

Fred Hartsook (1876-1930) was an American photographer based out of California.

Fred Hartsook was born October 26, 1876 in Marion, Indiana. His father, two uncles, and grandfather were all successful photographers. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and on September 12, 1901 he married Florence Newcomb. In 1919, following a divorce, Hartsook married Bess Hesby. In 1906 he moved to California and soon opened studios in Santa Ana and Santa Barbara. He later closed both of those locations and opened a studio on 636 South Broadway in Los Angeles. Over time, Hartsook opened a large number of studios throughout California and his company has been described as the "largest photographic business in the world" (20 to 30 studios). He took photographs of many celebrities, entrepreneurs, singer, and politicians. He died September 30, 1930 from a heart attack in Burbank, California.

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