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John F. Bennett photograph album of Church history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 801
This collection contains one small black photo album. The album was made by John F. Bennett for Mr. and Mrs. George Albert Smith in the 1930s. It is similar to other albums put together by Bennett but is uniquely arranged with the Smiths in mind. Bennett used images created by several notable pioneer photographers such as William H. Jackson, C. R. Savage, George E. Anderson, C. W. Carter etc. The photographs selected should be considered some of the most notable images depicting the pioneer movement to the Salt Lake Valley and the development of Salt Lake City. Also included are images of LDS Church leaders including pictures of the Church's first presidencies from Joseph Smith to the presidency of Heber J. Grant. There are photographs of all of Brigham Young's wives, as well as group photographs of the leaders of several early church organizations. The Church Historical Department has at least two similar albums.

Dates

  • 1847-1930

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John F. Bennett photograph album of Church history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Biographical / Historical

John F. Bennett was a prominent figure in Utah history as well as a renowned artist. He worked in his youth as an apprentice to C.R. Savage.

Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Nyal W. Anderson; 2001.

Appraisal

Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

The Church Historical Department has at least two similar albums.
Title
Register of John F. Bennett photograph album of Church history
Author
Abe Austin
Date
2012 March 29
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States