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Charles Ellis Johnson postcard of Antelope Island

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8409

Scope and Contents

Materials include one postcard from 1908 with Charles Ellis Johnson's photograph of Antelope Island on the front. It shows a small strip of land in the foreground, with a boat on the water and some land behind the boat. Somebody wrote a letter to a Bertha on the back.


  • 1908


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 Charles Ellis Johnson postcard of Antelope Island must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Charles Ellis Johnson (1857-1926) was a druggist and photographer in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Charles Ellis Johnson was born on March 21, 1857 in St. Louis, Missouri. He moved to Salt Lake Ciry in 1860 and then to St. George in 1866. While living in St. George, he met Ruth Young (daugter of Brigham Young) and married her in 1878. In 1882 they moved to Salt Lake City where Charles worked as a druggist for ZCMI which then resulted in him and Parley P. Pratt starting a drug store in 1889. In 1893 Charles started to work with photography and took over Hyrum Sainsbury's photograph studio. He took many picture for the Salt Lake City theater and the Salt Lake City area. In 1917 he moved to California and he died February 21, 1926.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were purchased from Ken Sanders Book in 1996.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Ken Sanders Books; 1996.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2014.

Register of Charles Ellis Johnson postcard of Antelope Island
Anne Ashton
2014 March 10
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