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C. W. Carter composite photograph of Salt Lake Temple

C. W. Carter composite photograph of Salt Lake Temple

Dates: approximately 1892

Photograph by Carter from 1892 containing images taken during the construction of the Salt Lake Tabernacle and the Salt Lake Temple, with the dates of the pictures. It also contains portraits of Brigham Young, John Taylor, and Wilford Woodruff and some short quotes about the construction of the Tabernacle and the Temple.

  • Extent: 1 photograph (1.5 linear ft.) : b&w ; 36 x 43 cm.
  • Creator: Carter, C. W.
  • Call Number: MSS 8233
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 C. W. Carter composite photograph of Salt Lake Temple 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 8233; C. W. Carter composite photograph of Salt Lake Temple; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8233, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was purchased from Benchmark Books in 2013.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Benchmark Books; 2013.
Subject Terms
Salt Lake Temple--Photographs; Tabernacle (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Photographs; Taylor, John, 1808-1887--Portraits; Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898--Portraits; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877--Portraits; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Temple Square (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2013.
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
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Finding Aid Title
Carter (C. W.) composite photograph of Salt Lake Temple
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Anne Ashton
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-03T04:20-0700
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Biographical History

C. W. Carter (1832-1918) was a photographer in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Charles William Carter was born in London, England on August 4, 1832. Carter came to Salt Lake City in 1859, where he set up his first photography studio. He was one of Utah's first early photographers. Among some of his well known phorographs were the construction of the Mormon Temple, Tabernacle, Shoshone Indians, mining, the Transcontinental Railroad construction and Mormon life. He died on January 27, 1918 in the home of his daughter (Mrs. George Smith) in Midvale, Utah.

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