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Photograph at the Utah State Capitol Building

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5932

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two black and white photographs. One of the photographs is 7.5" x 10" and is of a group of men standing on top of the last granite stone for the Utah State Capitol Building. The photograph was taken on 11 February 1915. The other photograph is 10.75" x 14" and is of a large row of people and horses and wagons lined up in front of the Alaska Ice & Storage Co. in Salt Lake City. The photographs were originally owned by James Bell Whyte, founder of the Utah Granite and Marble Company.


  • 1915


Conditions Governing Access

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 Photograph at the Utah State Capitol Building must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

James W. Shipler founded Shipler Commercial Photographers when he moved to Salt Lake City in 1890. His son, Harry, joined the firm a few years later. The Shiplers worked out of various business locations around Salt Lake City, sometimes together and sometimes independently. Besides the normal studio work they were hired by business and industry to photograph their structures. The Utah State Historical Society acquired their negative collection in 1988 and the studio, then on Main Street near 100 South, closed in 1989.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

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

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1994.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Lois Whyte Lesiz; 1994.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Photograph at the Utah State Capitol Building
Abe Austin
2012 April 11
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