Through the Lens: The Original 1907 Church History Photographs of George Edward Anderson (Hardcover)(edit)
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George Edward Anderson was more than a missionary — he was a visionary. Beginning in 1907, the Utah-born photographer, called on a mission to Great Britain, traveled across America and fulfilled another kind of mission before he even began proselyting. Carrying with him his heavy camera equipment, he recorded visual images of important and transcendent scenes in Church history. Ultimately, he photographed the Sacred Grove, the Kirtland Temple, Joseph Smith's Nauvoo home, the temple sites of the Restoration in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.
Today, these images are priceless records of the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, providing intimate, compelling perspectives on the life and times of the early Saints. Through the Lens is a visually stunning landmark book. Its dozens of photographs were produced from the original fragile glass plate negatives and developed by the same processes Anderson used to provide an authentic reproduction. The images have been printed on high-quality paper to showcase their richness as they tell the story of the events and people who made history in places sacred to Latter-day Saints.
Turn the pages of this amazing book and allow yourself to be drawn into another time and place, visiting real locations where the Saints lived, loved, laughed, wept, worshiped, and died. Through it you will gain a new and deeper appreciation for the sacred heritage we share.
Table of Contents
List of Photographs
Introduction: Glass Plates and Pen, Paper, and Ink
1. George Edward Anderson's Photography, by John Telford
2. New England
3. New York and Pennsylvania
Epilogue: Profound Effects of the Restoration
- Size: 10x12
- Pages: 132
- Published: 2010
About the Authors
Andrew H. Hedges is an associate professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU, where he has taught since 1995. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an editor on the Joseph Smith Papers Project and the co-author of Through the Lens: The Original 1907 Church History Photographs of George Edward Anderson.
Richard Neitzel Holzapfel is a professor of Church history and doctrine and publication director for the Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University. He received a B.A. from BYU, completed graduate studies in Jewish history at Hebrew Union College, and earned a Ph.D. in ancient history at the University of California, Irvine. He has published many articles and essays on LDS and ancient history in academic and Church-oriented publications. He is the author or co-author of several books and articles, including Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament and, most recently, Jehovah and the World of the Old Testament. He and his wife, Jeni Broberg Holzapfel, have five children and two grandchildren and reside in Springville, Utah.
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