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C. W. Carter composite photograph of Salt Lake Temple

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8233

Scope and Contents

Photograph by Carter from 1892 containing images taken during the construction of the Salt Lake Tabernacle and the Salt Lake Temple, with the dates of the pictures. It also contains portraits of Brigham Young, John Taylor, and Wilford Woodruff and some short quotes about the construction of the Tabernacle and the Temple.


  • approximately 1892


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. 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 C. W. Carter composite photograph of Salt Lake Temple must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/ or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

C. W. Carter (1832-1918) was a photographer in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Charles William Carter was born in London, England on August 4, 1832. Carter came to Salt Lake City in 1859, where he set up his first photography studio. He was one of Utah's first early photographers. Among some of his well known phorographs were the construction of the Mormon Temple, Tabernacle, Shoshone Indians, mining, the Transcontinental Railroad construction and Mormon life. He died on January 27, 1918 in the home of his daughter (Mrs. George Smith) in Midvale, Utah.


1 photograph ( (1.5 linear ft.) ) : b&w ; 36 x 43 cm.

Language of Materials


Custodial History

This item was purchased from Benchmark Books in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Benchmark Books; 2013.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2013.

Register of C. W. Carter composite photograph of Salt Lake Temple
Anne Ashton
2013 July 26
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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