Potential Joseph Smith Photo - Library of Congress

$ 8.95



This photo file was found in 2007 as a likely mis-named photograph in the Library of Congress archives.  After extensive facial contour and body structure analysis was done by a group of BYU professors, it was determined that the man in this photograph has the exact same facial and body structure and height as Joseph Smith. The daguerreotype photo was sent to the Library of Congress by an anonymous person in July 1844 just after the Prophet was killed in Carthage. Although this photo has never been officially recognized as a photo of Joseph Smith, it’s interesting to note that the photographer was known to have been traveling near Nauvoo just months before the Prophet’s death. printed on acid-free museum quality matte paper.


FRAMING IS EASY – This art is offered unframed.  Most of our art is made for standard sized frames so you won’t need to get an expensive custom frame. Simply take this artwork to any Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or your local frame shop.  They always have great sales on frames and a lot of great choices.

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President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement regarding the name of the Church.

"The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will."

The Nauvoo Gallery has been working to put our website and our gallery store in Nauvoo, Illinois in harmony with this important revelation. It’s been customary for websites like ours to use terms like LDS Art, LDS Temple Art, LDS pictures or Mormon Art when describing our products for Google and other search engines. Our intention has been to help people find what has been termed as LDS products & LDS Gifts. It took many many months to build and add products to this website using those relevant and popular search terms - please bear with us as we still find each instance where we can better be in harmony with President Nelson’s message. Thank you for your patience and your kindness during this process