NAUVOO NEWS - The Nauvoo Gallery has scanned hundreds of rare glass negatives from the C. E. Johnson & Charles Savage photograph collection. The photographic negatives were part of a private collection that includes Johnson’s professional journal related to the photographs. The journal has several Salt Lake Temple dedication artifacts, including the photographer’s entry ticket to the dedication and a very rarely seen tower ticket for entry up to the capstone ceremony among other items.
The glass scans and photos of the artifacts will be published online this month according to gallery manager Jenell Anderson. “These photos are really exciting to see and have views that show the event in ways that most people have never seen.” said Anderson. The gallery is preparing descriptions of the photos and hopes to have them completed by the intended release date. “We will be holding a gallery open house showing the printed versions of the photographs here in Nauvoo, but we want to create a place online as well for those who can’t make it to Nauvoo” - says Anderson.