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Thursday, April 20, 2017

George Edward Anderson Lithograph Print Donated To Our Relic Home


The print features James Walker as the barber and Parley Fullmer as his client who were both Mt. Pleasant residents.  The photo was taken inside George Edward Anderson's tent studio.  Notice that the barber chair is wooden.  It is believed that James Walker was an early-day barber in Mt. Pleasant 





We have had a small copy of this print in our collection, however Darlene Frandsen Blackham recently donated a 11x16 copy.

This photo was taken by George Edward Anderson. 


George Edward Anderson was born in Salt Lake CityUtah and apprenticed as a teenager under renowned photographer, Charles Roscoe Savage.[1] At Savage’s Temple Bazaar, Anderson became friends with fellow apprentices John Hafen and John F. Bennett. Hafen later become an accomplished artist and Bennett was instrumental in preserving Anderson’s glass plate negatives.


At seventeen, Anderson established his photography studio in Salt Lake City with his brothers, Stanley and Adam. He established a studio in Manti, Utah in 1886 and moved his studio to Springville, Utah with his bride, Olive Lowry in 1888.
Anderson is best known for his traveling tent studio, set up in small towns throughout central, eastern, and southern Utah, that he used to document the lives of residents in the years 1884 to 1907.
Although known as a portrait photographer, Anderson's studio portraits are complemented by thousands of documentary portraits taken near homes, barns, and businesses. These photos document families, small town Utah history, railroad history, mining history (including the Scofield mine disaster), and the building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temples. Pure landscape photography was not Anderson's main interest, but his photographs of Church sites are important documents of LDS history. He photographed these sites while traveling across the country to begin his LDS Church mission in England from 1909-1911. The Deseret Sunday School Union of the Church published some of the views, as Anderson called them, in a booklet entitled The Birth of Mormonism in Picture. (The above information was taken from Wikipedia)

The original can be found at this link:http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/GEA/id/1511/rec/25George Edward Anderson

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday


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Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.

Easter, traditionally the greatest celebration on the Christian calendar marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is celebrated on a date based on moon cycles. Easter changes dates every year as it falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon in the northern hemisphere's Spring time.

March Equinox - Equal Day and Night, Nearly. There are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal. ... The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator ...

According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs.



There's no story in the Bible about a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature known as the Easter Bunny. Neither is there a passage about young children painting eggs or hunting for baskets overflowing with scrumptious Easter goodies.

And real rabbits certainly don't lay eggs.



Bunnies, eggs, Easter gifts and fluffy, yellow chicks in gardening hats all stem from pagan roots. These tropes were incorporated into the celebration of Easter separately from the Christian tradition of honoring the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

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An Easter bonnet is any new or fancy hat worn at Easter, by tradition. It represents the tail-end of a tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter,[1] in harmony with the renewal of the year and the promise of spiritual renewal and redemption.

The "Easter bonnet" was fixed in popular culture by Irving Berlin, whose frame of reference was the Easter parade in New York City, a festive walkabout that made its way down Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral:


In your Easter bonnet
with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.[2]

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Zion and Her Gates and Temples ~ publisher Frank S. Thayer

Pioneer Square   ~~~   Salt Lake Main Street   ~~~   The Gardo House 

colored reproductions in water color effects from photographs by
Chas. R. Savage 

Verse by Josephine Spencer ~ Salt Lake City 

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"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from."



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