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: Edward Anderson

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