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Fox & Symons (Firm)


Administrative History

Fox and Symons (1874-1883) was an art and photography business founded by Alexander Fox and Charles W. Symons.

Fox and Symons was a photography gallery and studio established in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1874. The proprietors of the gallery were photographers Alexander Fox (1828-1882) and Charles W. Symons (1845-1934). They bought a studio from C.W. Carter in 1879 where they ran their business. The gallery closed in 1883, following the death of Fox. Symons continued to photograph after the death of Fox until 1906 when Henry Newell bought the photography studio. The photographs included portraits of presidents of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and other people and scenes in Utah.

Tschanz Rare Books, Via WWW, December 12, 2022 (Fox, Alexander and Charles William Symons, Unidentified Young Man; Bought a Studio from CW Carter; gallery closed in 1883; Symons continued after foxes death until Henry Newell bought it out; Portraits of church presidents; life of fox and symons), via WWW, December 14, 2022 (Archived; Fox and Symons portraits of Mormon church officers, Circa 1874-1906; includes the portraits of church presidents and other portraits)

Worldcat, Via WWW, December 14, 2022 (Fox and Symons portraits of Momon church officers, circa 1874-1906; Gallery closed in 1883; Henry Newell bought the gallery)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of portraits of early Provo residents

Identifier: MSS 8455
Scope and Contents

Materials include 19 photographs of early residents of Provo, Utah, dating from between approximately 1850 and 1900. The photographs are individual portraits from a variety of photographic studios, including those of George Edward Anderson, C. R. Savage, Fox & Symons, and T. E. Daniels.

Dates: approximately 1850-1900

Fox & Symons portraits of Latter-day Saint church officers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 190
Scope and Contents

Collection includes portraits of presidents and church officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taken by Fox & Symons, and later by Charles W. Symons. Subjects include Brigham Young, Joseph F. Smith, and Heber J. Grant. All are cabinet photographs. Dated approximately 1874-1906.

Dates: approximately 1874-1906