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Jesse Clark collection of Charles Ellis Johnson Photographs AR 950Cla

Table of Contents

Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information

Subjects

Collection Overview +/-

Title: Jesse Clark collection of Charles Ellis Johnson Photographs
Dates: 1892-1897 (inclusive)
Collection Number: AR 950Cla
Summary: This photograph collection of Charles Ellis Johnson is the work of the well-known, premier nineteenth century Utah photographers. It contains photographs in and around the Salt Lake City area, including the Salt Lake City Temple, Mormon Tabernacle, downtown areas, and Brigham Young Monument. Its cultural, historic, and artistic value cannot be over-estimated.
Repository: George Sutherland Archives at Utah Valley University

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1, Page 1: Brigham Young by C.W. Carter (1892-1897)

Cabinet Photograph, black and white albumen prints.

Box 1, Page 2: Beehive house Salt Lake City (1892-1897)

6x8 inches, color image albumen print.

Box 1, Page 3: South Temple Street from Templeton hotel (1892-1897)

6x8 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 4: Eagle Gate Salt Lake City (1892-1897)

6x8 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 5: Stereoscopic image of Eagle Gate (1892-1897)

3-1/2x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 6-7: Eagle Gate (1892-1897)

one 4x6-1/2 inches, one 3-3/4x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 8: Brigham Young's Grave (1892-1897)

4-3/4x7-3/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 9-10: Eagle Gate (1892-1897)

one 5x7-3/4 inches, one 4-3/4x7-3/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 11: Salt Lake Temple from the East (1892-1897)

4-3/4x7-3/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 12: Eagle Gate and Beehive House (1892-1897)

4-3/4x7-3/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 13: Mormon Tabernacle (1892-1897)

4-3/4x7-3/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 14: Eagle Gate and Beehive House (1892-1897)

3-1/2x6-1/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 15: Eagle Gate and Beehive House with first Utah Bicycle (1892-1897)

4-1/2x7-1/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 16: Residences on Brigham Street (South Temple) (1892-1897)

4-3/4x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 17: Garfield Beach with Black Rock in background (1892-1897)

4-3/4x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 18: 1200 school children in Tabernacle (1892-1897)

4-3/4x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 19: Garfield Beach Resort (1892-1897)

4-3/4x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 20: Eagle Gate and Salt Lake Trolley (1892-1897)

4x7-3/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 21: Garfield Beach Resort Dance Pavilion (1892-1897)

4x7-3/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 22: Tabernacle Choir (1892-1897)

5x7-1/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 23: Garfield Beach Resort (1892-1897)

4-1/2x7-1/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 25: Garfield Beach Pier (1892-1897)

4-1/2x7-1/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 26: Close-up of Garfield Beach Pavilion (1892-1897)

4-2/3x8 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 27: Elias W. Woodruff, grandson of Wilford Woodruff (1892-1897)

Cabinet Photograph, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 28: Garfield Pavilion and Bath houses (1892-1897)

4x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 29: Wilford S. Woodruff, grandson of Wilford Woodruff (1892-1897)

Cabinet Photograph, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 30: Wilford S. Woodruff and Elias S. Woodruff (1892-1897)

Cabinet Photograph, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 31: Interior of Mormon Tabernacle (1892-1897)

4x8 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 32: Brigham Street (South Temple) looking East (1892-1897)

4x8 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 33: Brigham Street from Templeton Hotel (1892-1897)

4-1/4x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 34: Event at Garfield Beach Resort (1892-1897)

4-1/4x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 35: Torn print (1892-1897)

black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 36: B. Young Residences and Gardo House from Temple (1892-1897)

4-1/4x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 37: Proof print (1892-1897)

black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 38: Brigham Young Monument (1892-1897)

5-3/4x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 39: Unveiling of Brigham Young Monument (1892-1897)

4x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 40: "Friends of 50 Years" (Native Americans) Jubilee Float (1892-1897)

4x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 41: 3 images of Garfield Beach Resort (1892-1897)

4-1/2x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 42: Union Pacific R.R. Depot (1892-1897)

4x8 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 42: Gardo House on South Temple (1892-1897)

6x7-3/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 42: Assembly Hall (1892-1897)

4-1/2x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 43: Stereoscopic image of Semi-Centennial Jubilee Celebration (1897)

3x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 44: Veiled Brigham Young Monument (1892-1897)

4-1/4x6-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 45: Main Street Jubilee Celebration (1897)

4-1/2x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 46: SL Temple Capstone Ceremony (1892)

4-1/4x7-1/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 47: Stereoscopic image of Unveiling of Brigham Young Monument (1892-1897)

3-1/2x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 48: Salt Lake Theatre (1892-1897)

4-1/2x7 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 49: Salt Lake Theatre (1892-1897)

4-1/2x7 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 50: SL Temple Capstone Ceremony (1892-1897)

4-1/4x7-1/4 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 51: Salt Lake Theatre (1892-1897)

4x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 52: Indian Tepees (1892-1897)

4x7-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 53: Davis County Sheep Jubilee Celebration (1892-1897)

4-1/2x6-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 54: Veiled Brigham Young Monument (1892-1897)

4-1/2x6-1/2 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 55: Social Wheel (Cycling) Club of SLC (1892-1897)

3x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 56: Street in Provo looking East up Rock Canyon (1892-1897)

3x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 57: Interior of Mormon Tabernacle and Tabernacle Choir (1892-1897)

4x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 58: B. Young Monument (Main and South Temple) (1892-1897)

3x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Box 1, Page 59: Statue of WM-Adolphe Bouruereau's Bather (1892-1897)

3x6 inches, black and white albumen print.

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Charles Ellis Johnson was a well known Salt Lake City, Utah photographer from around 1885-1926.

Charles and his mother emigrated to Salt Lake City in 1860. Soon after, Joseph moved the family to Spring Lake Villa for a few years, then on to St. George. The St. George property was adjacent to that owned by Brigham Young. It was there that Charlie met one of Brigham Young's daughters, Ruth. They were married in 1878, and had 2 sons, along with a daughter who died in infancy.

The couple moved to Salt Lake City in 1882, where he pursued a career as a druggist for ZCMI. He became interested in photography, first only as a business venture, then in the making of the "views". He joined with Hyrum Sainsbury (S&J Photo) and continued the association until the "Money Panic" of 1893. Both the drugstore and photo studio suffered considerable losses. The drugstore reorganized as The Johnson-Pratt Drug. Co. while at the same time, Charlie bought out Sainsbury (who chose to retire) and the studio was known as The Johnson Co.. Charlie took over operation of the studio, leaving the drugstore in the hands of Parley Pratt.

The Johnson Co. studio made all types of photographs, including formal portrait sittings in the studio of any citizen with the means to have a portrait made, views of Salt Lake City, Utah and the West to sell as tourist souvenirs, images from the Salt Lake Theatre, both scene views and portraits of various actors and actresses, portraits of LDS Church officials and their families, and photographs of newsworthy events that happened in Salt Lake City. He made many views of the Great Salt Lake and the various bathing facilities (Saltair, Garfield Beach) and even ventured onto several of the islands in the lake.

Content Description +/-

This albumen photograph collection of Charles Ellis Johnson contains photographs in and around the Salt Lake City area, including the Salt Lake City Temple, Mormon Tabernacle, downtown areas, and Brigham Young Monument.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Restrictions on Use:

Open for research. Copyright for official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

Collection was left in original order.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Jesse Clark

Creator:

Johnson, Charles Ellis, 1857-1926

Language:

English

Sponsor:

none

Quantity:

0.5 Linear feet

Language of the Finding Aid:

English

Author of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid prepared by Rikki Carter, archives intern

EAD Creation Date:

2015-04-27T14:57-0600

Standard:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Subjects +/-

Subject Terms:

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Fine Arts
Livestock
Memorials
Mormon Church History
Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Parade floats
Performing Arts
Photographs
Photography, Stereoscopic
Pioneers

Form or Genre Terms:

Images
Photography

Personal Names:

Young, Brigham, 1801-1877

Geographical Names:

Salt Lake City (Utah)
Utah

Occupations:

Photographers

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