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Charles Ellis Johnson postcard of Antelope Island

Charles Ellis Johnson postcard of Antelope Island

Dates: 1908

Materials include one postcard from 1908 with Charles Ellis Johnson's photograph of Antelope Island on the front. It shows a small strip of land in the foreground, with a boat on the water and some land behind the boat. Somebody wrote a letter to a Bertha on the back.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Johnson, Charles Ellis, 1857-1926
  • Call Number: MSS 8409
  • 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 Charles Ellis Johnson postcard of Antelope Island 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 8409; Charles Ellis Johnson postcard of Antelope Island; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8409, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials were purchased from Ken Sanders Book in 1996.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Ken Sanders Books; 1996.
Subject Terms
Images; Material Types; Boats and boating; Great Salt Lake (Utah)--Photographs; Antelope Island (Utah)--Description and travel; Johnson, Charles Ellis, 1857-1926
Genre / Form
Nature photography; Photographs; Postcards; Postcards--Utah; Landscape photography
Processing Information
Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
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Finding Aid Title
Johnson (Charles Ellis) postcard of Antelope Island
Finding Aid Author
Anne Ashton
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-06-17 11:49:16 -0600.
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Biographical History

Charles Ellis Johnson (1857-1926) was a druggist and photographer in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Charles Ellis Johnson was born on March 21, 1857 in St. Louis, Missouri. He moved to Salt Lake Ciry in 1860 and then to St. George in 1866. While living in St. George, he met Ruth Young (daugter of Brigham Young) and married her in 1878. In 1882 they moved to Salt Lake City where Charles worked as a druggist for ZCMI which then resulted in him and Parley P. Pratt starting a drug store in 1889. In 1893 Charles started to work with photography and took over Hyrum Sainsbury's photograph studio. He took many picture for the Salt Lake City theater and the Salt Lake City area. In 1917 he moved to California and he died February 21, 1926.

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