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Photographs of the First Presidency, April 6, 1893
February 18, 2019
Article of the Week
Photographs of the First Presidency, April 6, 1893
Author Richard Neitzel Holzapfel Author Thomas R. Wells

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas R. Wells that was published in our newest issue, 57:4. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

On the day of the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took time out to go to a portrait studio and have their photos taken. The photographers also took photos of crowds lined up outside the temple. The First Presidency were Wilford Woodruff, George Q. Cannon, and Joseph F. Smith.

These photographs are a lasting record of the importance of that day to the Latter-day Saints. This article compiles photographs taken that day that were scattered among various collections, including some for which the date was not known previous to this research.