Guide to the Napper family photograph collection,
1895-1905

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Napper family.
Title: Napper family photograph collection
Dates: 1895-1905 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4 boxes (1 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0359
Summary: 216 images from the family of Cyrus E. and Mary Jane Napper. Most of the images were taken in Logan and Logan Canyon, Utah, although a few appear to be from Salt Lake City. Included are photographs of downtown Logan, the Logan Temple, Utah State University, bridges, parades, and members of the Napper family. Although most of the people in the photographs are not identified, Cyrus E., Mary Jane, Harry Felix, Doud Byron, Eiffel May and George C. Napper are probably included in the collection. The pictures were most likely taken by Harry Felix and his father Cyrus E. Napper between 1895 and 1905. Includes the original glass plate and nitrate negatives.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Cyrus (Cy) Edmund Napper, son of Charles and Susanna Napper, was born September 24, 1855 in Birmingham England. Cyrus came to Logan in 1873 and soon became involved in the drug business as a clerk. Around 1900 he opened his own drug store which had good success. In January of 1876 he married Mary Jane Hale, an early handcart pioneer of Cache Valley, originally from New Jersey. Cyrus and Mary Jane Napper were the parents of 10 children who reached adulthood: Charles Edmond, Doud Byron, Harry Felix, Eiffel May, William Roy, Marsden Mark, George Cyrus, Ruby Irene, Sidney Alfred and Russel Hale.

Harry Felix was born February 24, 1882. He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad from 1906 to 1952 as a brakeman and conductor.

Content Description

The Napper Family Photograph Collection consists of 216 images from the family of Cyrus E. and Mary Jane Napper. Most of the images were taken in Logan and Logan Canyon although a few appear to be from Salt Lake City. Included are photographs of: Downtown Logan, the Logan Temple, the Cache County Courthouse, the Hercules Power Plant, the Logan Tabernacle, Brigham Young College, the Woodruff School, Utah State University, the Cy Napper drug store, bridges, parades, and the Napper family (especially children and babies). The images were most likely taken by Harry Felix and his father Cyrus between 1895 and 1905. There are references to the Spanish American war of 1898. Although most of the photographs were not identified, Cyrus E., Mary Jane, Harry Felix, Doud Byron, Eiffel May and George C. are probably included in the collection.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research. Nitrate negatives have been removed from this collection and placed in Cold Storage Box 4. Patrons must request to view these negatives 3 hours in advance.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Napper family photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Napper family photograph collection, 1895-1905. (P0359). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

Harry Felix Napper gave the original negatives to his son Hale H. Napper who loaned them to USU art professor R.T. Clark for copying. After the death of Hale Napper, Mr. Clark deposited them with Special Collections and Paul Napper of Pocatello deeded them to the library.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Aleene Jones, April 2007.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Container(s)
box
folder
1 1
Box
Folder
1 1 1:01:01: Trinity Methodist Church at Main and Center Street, looking southeast. Harris Bros. Organs, Pianos in background. Circa 1905.
1 1 1:01:02: Main street in Logan, looking north
1 1 1:01:03: Sales wagon for "Cache Knitting Works" on Main Street in Logan
1 1 1:01:04: Main Street in Logan, looking south from 1st North
1 1 1:01:05: Woman standing near door of log cabin. Garden in foreground
1 1 1:01:06: Unidentified family (possibly Cyrus E.) sitting outside of wood frame home
1 1 1:01:07: Unidentified young woman
1 1 1:01:08: Three unidentified young women
1 1 1:01:09: Doud Bryon Napper
1 1 1:01:10: Harry Felix Napper
1 1 1:01:11: George Napper?
1 1 1:01:12-13: Ethel (Eiffel) Napper
1 2 1:02:01-03: Logan-Hyde Park-Smithfield canal spillway.
1 2 1:02:04: Logan bell tower with courthouse in the background
1 2 1:02:05: Logan LDS Temple taken from Main Street.
1 2 1:02:06: Parade in Salt Lake City?
1 2 1:02:07: Union Roller Mills in Logan
1 2 1:02:08: Store on Main Street in logan?
1 2 1:02:09: Two women on boardwalk on Main Street in Logan.
1 2 1:02:10: Board advertising "Wall Paper Painting Glazing..." with dog
1 2 1:02:11: Horse and buggy
1 2 1:02:12: Wooden tower or fort
1 2 1:02:13: Salt Air resort?
1 3 1:03:01-02: Hercules Hydro-Power Plant at mouth of Logan Canyon
1 3 1:03:03: Overview of south end of Logan
1 3 1:03:04: West Building of the Brigham Young College under construction
1 3 1:03:05: Old Main without tower at Utah State University.
1 3 1:03:06: Building in Salt Lake City?
1 3 1:03:07: Street scene in Salt Lake City?
1 3 1:03:08: Deseret Mills in Logan
1 3 1:03:09: Troops drilling in field behind center street depot in Logan
1 3 1:03:10: Group of men standing near "Recruits" poster. Same building as 1:02:08
1 3 1:03:11-12: Ice falls in canyon
1 3 1:03:13-16: Horse and Buggy on Cache Valley Bridges.
1 3 1:03:17: Probably Doud Byron or Charles Edmund Napper?
1 3 1:03:18: Unidentified young girl between two large dogs
1 4 1:04:01: Two men on a irrigation flume, possibly the Logan-Hyde Park-Smithfield canal
1 4 1:04:02: Logan LDS Temple
1 4 1:04:03: Mountain scene, Logan Canyon?
1 4 1:04:04: Unidentified man, Logan Canyon?
1 4 1:04:05: Young women on Main Street in Logan
1 4 1:04:06: Two women outside Cyrus Napper drug store.
1 4 1:04:07-08: Women with children camping in a tent.
1 4 1:04:09: Two unidentified boys
1 5 1:05:01: Hercules Hydro-Power Plant at mouth of Logan Canyon
1 5 1:05:02: Cyrus Napper with Shoshone Indians probably at Fort Hall, Idaho. 1. Tom Edmo, 2. Chas Deepwater, 3. Percy Edmo, 4. Canker Johnson, 5. Jonnie Gibson, 6. Geo Edmo, 7. Chief Arimo, 8. Cye E. Napper.
1 5 1:05:03-04: Trinity Methodist Church at Main and Center Street Logan, Utah. Circa 1905
1 5 1:05:05: Logan bell tower with Cache Courthouse in background
1 5 1:05:06: Logan street scene, at the "Smith and Cummings & Co. Printers" building
1 5 1:05:07: Two women, dressed for a patriotic celebration in downtown Logan
1 5 1:05:08-09: Three unidentified young women
1 5 1:05:10: Three unidentified young women and unidentified man
1 5 1:05:11: Unidentified man in hat and long coat. Note with negative: "He use to sing and play on stage with Henry F. Napper."
1 6 1:06:01: Logan LDS Temple from downtown
1 6 1:06:02: Bear River Canyon
1 6 1:06:03: Crates of peaches in a garden

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4"x5" Glass-plate negatives
Container(s)
Description
box
folder
2
Box
Folder
2 2:01: Boys fixing a bike
2 2:02: Float in a Logan Parade
2 2:03: Girls walking in winter
2 2:04: Older man and boy on a porch
2 2:05: Box Elder County Courthouse
2 2:06: Boy posing for the camera
2 2:07: Young men and women outside of Old Main
2 2:08: Man walking outside a stone building
2 2:09 : Boy with bike in snow
2 2:10: Three girls walking to school?
2 2:11: Three boys posed in winter
2 2:12: Small house, probably in Logan
2 2:13: Woodruff School(?)
2 2:14: Logan Tabernacle
2 2:15: Boy leading two horses
2 2:16: Cache County Courthouse in Logan
2 2:17: Large home, probably in Logan
2 2:18: Small home, probably in Logan
2 2:19: Negative with multiple images, baby and man
2 2:20: Logan Tabernacle
2 2:21: Small child with bird
2 2:22: Boy on wooden swing
2 2:23: Man with bike
2 2:24: Cache County Courthouse in Logan
2 2:25: Negative with multiple images, man and woman and baby
2 2:26: Negative with multiple images, baby
2 2:27: Logan LDS Temple
2 2:28: USU, model barn next to Old Main
2 2:29: Brigham Young College East Building
2 2:30: Small home, probably in Logan
2 2:31: Negative with multiple images, baby
2 2:32: Boys and girls posed for the camera
2 2:33: Negative with multiple images, boys "goofing"
2 2:34: Two men and a boy
2 2:35: Two women and man on porch of small home, probably in Logan
2 2:36: Four children in doorway
2 2:37: Entrance to large brick home
2 2:38: Wood-frame house
2 2:39: Woodruff School in Logan
2 2:40: Men in front of stone home
2 2:41: Children's theater
2 2:42: Christmas tree
2 2:43: Two boys posing for the camera
2 2:44: Boy spanking another boy
2 2:45: Woman posed in front of home
2 2:46: Cache County Courthouse in Logan
2 2:47: Boys playing in the snow
2 2:48: Children posed on a ladder
2 2:49: Two women doing chores
2 2:50: Boys stuck in wooden wheel
2 2:51: Boys posed for the camera
2 2:52: Three boys with American flags
2 2:53: Two girls and boy posed for the camera
2 2:54: Man with horse in snow
2 2:55: Children in formal clothes posed for camera
2 2:56: Parade float, 1776-1898
2 2:57: Small children posed for the camera
2 2:58: Boys goofing off
2 2:59: Brigham Young College Campus
2 2:60: Hercules Power Plant in Logan Canyon
2 2:61: Bear River Canyon
2 2:62: Methodist Church on the southeast corner of Main and Center
2 2:63: View looking south to "The Island" and Providence
2 2:64: Bear River Canyon, with railroad trestle
2 2:65: Group of men in front of tent with shovels
2 2:66: Stone church or school
2 2:67: Hercules Power Plant in Logan Canyon
2 2:68: Waterfall from canal or spring, probably Logan Canyon
2 2:69: Small brick home
2 2:70: Children with bottles
2 2:71: View of Downtown Logan looking north?
2 2:72: Logan Temple
2 2:73: Men and boys next to a tent with shovels
2 2:74: View of store interior
2 2:75: Men in two-wheel wagon
2 2:76: Girls and horses
2 2:77: Girls and women posed for the camera
2 2:78: Two small children and horses
2 2:79: Negative with multiple images, small girl
2 2:80: Family examining a burned structure
2 2:81: A tree in blossom
2 2:82: Boy on a wooden swing
2 2:83: Baby with bird in a cage
2 2:84: Group of men in front of tent with shovels
2 2:85: Horses and barn
2 2:86: Man and bike
2 2:87: Two coys
2 2:88: Girl with bike
2 2:89: Burned structure behind fence
2 2:90: Boys playing cards with guns
2 2:91: Girls on a wooden swing
2 2:92: Older man on porch
2 2:93: Boys with catch of fish
2 2:94: Negative with multiple images, baby
2 2:95: Young boy and girl
2 2:96: Cache County Courthouse
2 2:97: Backside of Cy E. Napper drug store
2 2:98: Soda fountain in Napper store?
2 2:99: Young man with trombone
2 2:100: Boy outside of home with bike
2 2:101: Girl posed for the camera
2 2:102: Man posed outside home
2 2:103: Woman and man posed outside home
2 2:104: Woman and baby posed outside home
2 2:105: Cache County Courthouse
2 2:106: Boy and girl on tandem bike
2 2:107: Cy Napper? posed for the camera
2 2:108: Negative with multiple images, children and baby
2 2:109: Negative with multiple images, child and woman
2 2:110: Two women and baby in carriage
2 2:111: Negative with multiple images, children
2 2:112: Negative with multiple images, baby
2 2:113: Negative with multiple images, children and dolls
2 2:114: Children and woman next to fence
2 2:115: Negative with multiple images, children and babies
2 2:116: Negative with multiple images, children
2 2:117: Children posed for camera
2 2:118: Children with brooms and axe
2 2:119: Woman at the counter in store
2 2:120: Negative with six images, children and the Cache County Courthouse
2 2:121: View of Nibley Hall under construction, Brigham Young College
2 2:122: Children and man in wagon
2 2:123: Negative with multiple images, boy
2 2:124: Two girls with little girl in a small wagon
2 2:125: Cache County Courthouse
2 2:126: Three girls
2 2:127: Logan LDS Temple
2 2:128: Negative with multiple images, boy
2 2:129: Logan LDS Temple

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4"x5" Glass-plate negatives
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
3
Box
Folder
3 3:01: Boy in a boat
3 3:02: Smith Cummings Co. parade float
3 3:03: Boy, Guy Fawkes mask
3 3:04: Children with a wooden swing
3 3:05: Tea party with dolls
3 3:06: Man with saw
3 3:07: Negative with multiple images, girl, man and children
3 3:08: Negative with multiple images, man, woman, and babies
3 3:09: Negative with multiple images, woman
3 3:10: Boys playing with guns
3 3:11: Girls hair
3 3:12: Men in front of house
3 3:13: Girls in snow
3 3:14: Children in a barn
3 3:15: Man posed in suit
3 3:16: Negative with multiple images, man
3 3:17: Children in front of home
3 3:18: Children with toys
3 3:19: Family on front porch
3 3:20: Women's Dorm/Forestry building, Utah State University campus
4 4:01: Cyrus Napper and employees, Pioneer Drug Store, Logan
4 4:02: Cyrus Napper and a group of Bannock/Shoshone including Chief Arimo (See 1-05-02), probably at Fort Hall. Also includes Tom Edmo, Chas Deepwater, Percy Edmo, Canker Johnson, Jonnie Gibson, Geo Edmo.
4 4:03: Cyrus Napper outside of drug store in Logan, "William Driver and Sons. Drugs Wines & Liquors" 1880s

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Subjects

  • Napper family -- Photographs.
  • Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--Photographs.
  • Logan Canyon (Utah)--Photographs.
  • Logan (Utah)--Photographs.
  • Main Street (Logan, Utah)--Photographs.
  • Napper, Cyrus Edmund, 1855-1907--Photographs.
  • Napper, Harry Felix, 1882-1957--Photographs.

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