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George Edward Anderson photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2950

Scope and Contents

A copy of a photograph of George Edward Anderson posing with Mabel Grace Clifford and Frank Douglas Clifford in Kennington, Kent, England on 18 April 1910.


  • 1910

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from George Edward Anderson photograph must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

George Edward Anderson, Ed as he was called, was born 28 October 1860 in Salt Lake City, and apprenticed early in his teen-age years to renowned photographer, Charles R. Savage. As early as 1877, Anderson established his own studio in Salt Lake City, with his brothers, Stanley and Adam. He subsequently established a studio in Manti, Utah, in 1886 and in the fall of 1888 he moved to Springville, Utah, with his bride, Olive Lowry, where he began to operate a more permanent studio. He is perhaps best known for his traveling tent studios, where he would set up a temporary studio in small towns throughout central, eastern, and southern Utah and record the lives of the inhabitants. Known primarily as a portrait photographer, he is also known among many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) for his 1907 photographs of church history sites, which he photographed for an entire year while traveling across the country to begin his mission for the LDS Church in England. George Edward Anderson died on 9 May 1928 in Springville, Utah, in relative obscurity and only recently has his contribution to the recording of his times been re-discovered.


1 photograph

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Susan F. Fales; 2004.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Register of George Edward Anderson photograph
Abe Austin
2012 April 13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States