James William Shipler photograph of Utah Legislature
Scope and Contents note
Black and white photograph of those affiliated with Utah's Fifth State Legislature. Portrait pictures include members of the House and members of the Senate. The collection dates 12 January 1903.
- 1903 January 12
- Shipler, James William, 1849-1937 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from James William Shipler photograph of Utah Legislature must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
James William Shipler (1849-1937) was a photographer and he was among the first non-Mormon photographers to set up a gallery in Salt Lake City.
James William Shipler was born in 1849 in Mercer, Pennsylvania. In 1872, he journeyed to Denver where he established his first photograph studio. William soon moved to the Great Falls of Montana in 1889 where he opened another studio. Due to poor business in Montana, William made the decision to move to Salt Lake City in 1890. Through following the latest trends in photography, he was able to broaden his horizons, reaching places in Utah which other photographers had not. William was among the first non-Mormon photographers to set up a gallery in Salt Lake City. In 1909, his son Harry joined his studio and later in 1914, William turned his business over to his son. During his twenty four year career, he documented several events in Utah's history. James William Shipler died in 1937 at the age of eighty-eight; eulogized as the "dean of Salt Lake photographers."
1 oversize folder (0.2 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Includes one black and white photograph of those affiliated with Utah's Fifth State Legislature. The photograph dates January 12, 1903.
Custodial History note
Donated by Janet Roberts Balmforth.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Janet Roberts Balmforth.
Utah political history (19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5. I).
Processing Information note
Processed; Kiren Dulai; 2009.
- Register of James William Shipler photograph of Utah Legislature
- Kiren Dulai, student processor, and John Murphy, curator.
- 2009 September 8
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.