Guide to the Joseph Jeppe Larsen photograph collection,
1890-1920

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Larsen, Joseph Jeppe, 1873-1967
Title: Joseph Jeppe Larsen photograph collection
Dates: 1890-1920 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3 boxes (2.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0372
Summary: Fifty-eight glass-plate photographic negatives and 5 photographic prints. The images document the town of Newton, Utah and the surrounding area or are related to the Joseph Jeppe Larsen and the Larsen family. The images were collected or taken by J. J. Larsen and his brother Hyrum. Included are images of agriculture, irrigation, the Newton Cooperative Store, social and church activites, homes, schools, the Wheelon coffer dam on the Bear River, J.J. Larsen and the Larsen family, the 1897 Agricultural College of Utah graduating class, Cache Junction, and the Newton tithing house.
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

Joseph Jeppe (J.J.) Larsen (1873-1967) was born in Newton, Utah, the son of Christian Hansen and Marianne Larsen. In 1895 Larsen enrolled at the Agricultural College of Utah (now Utah State University) to study dairy husbandry and graduated in 1897. Larsen was employed as a teacher at a number of schools in Utah from 1898 to 1903. Larsen married Lettie Christensen in 1900. In 1903 Larsen returned to Newton and worked as a teacher and farmer; in 1907 he quit teaching and pursued farming full time. He was highly involved in local agriculture and irrigation. He served as president of the Newton Town Board, held various positions with the Newton Irrigation Company, was involved in the Newton Grain Growers Association, served as directory of the Farmers Grain Cooperative, and was involved with repair work done on Newton Dam during 1937 and 1945. Larsen continued farming in Newton until his death in 1967.

In 1900 he married Lettie Christensen in the Logan Temple. The couple had four children who survived into adulthood.

Source: Obituary, Logan Herald Journal, Logan, Utah. November 24, 1997.

Content Description

This collection consists of 58 glass-plate negatives and 5 prints. The images document the town of Newton, Utah and the surrounding area or are related to the Joseph Jeppe Larsen and the Larsen family. The images were collected or taken by J. J. Larsen and his brother Hyrum. Included in the collection are images of agriculture, irrigation, the Newton Cooperative Store, social and church activites, homes, schools, the Wheelon coffer dam on the Bear River, J.J. Larsen and the Larsen family, the 1897 ACU graduating class, Cache Junction, and the Newton tithing house.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

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.

Preferred Citation :  

Joseph Jeppe Larsen photograph collection, 1890-1920. (P0372). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in numeric sequence according to Box and Item

Acquisition Information :  

Donated by Reed Bartlet and Ruby Woodward (granddaughter of Joseph J. Larsen).

Processing Note :  

The descriptions in quotes probably came from J.J. Larsen and were written on the original negative sleeves. Many of the images were used in the book The History of Newton and Cache Junction the Churches, Schools, People 1867-2006. Images 1:33 and 1:36 do not exist. Register completed by Daniel Davis, February 2008.

Related Materials :  

Joseph Jeppe Larsen papers (COLL MS 312)


Detailed Description of the Collection

1:01a-b:   "Barn Yard," children with wagons
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1:02:   "Harrowing," two children in a field
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1:03a-c:   "Hiking," group of children
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1:04:   "Burial," funeral of Samuel T. Clarke
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1:05a-c:   "Parties under the Bowery"
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1:06:   "Group of Musicians," the Newton band beside a stone house, 1898
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1:07:   Newton Rock School after 1892 addition (Broken negative)
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1:08:   "Inside Meeting House," funeral?
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1:09:   "Town Banquet 1899 (Mrs. J.F. Hansen, Mrs. Chris Larsen, Dora Christensen, Annie Sorensen, Mary Sorensen, Inez Parsens, Annie Hansen, Elvena Hansen, Mary O. Jenkins, Bell Jenkins, William F. Jensen, Louisa Hansen, Mrs. Annie Hansen, Karen M. Hansen, J.C. Petersen, Liz Ecklund, Emma Hansen, Lettie Hansen, John Larsen, Jessie Rigby, Mattie Jenkins, Mary L. Jansen, Annie Bensen, Maud Rigby, Lucy Griffin, H.C. Hansen (by the door), May Jensen, Annie Snider, Ella Jansen, Stella Jenkins, Amanda Miller" (blurred), in the old church house, 1899
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1:10:   "Lettie C. Larsen," possibly with Vernon Larsen
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1:11:   "Annie L. Bartlett" (daughter of J.J. Larsen)
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1:12:   "Branding Cattle"

(Broken negative).

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1:13:   "Christian Hansen Larsen's Home -, 1889."
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1:14:   "Header and Header Box" (Back horses are pushing the header, front horses are pulling)
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1:15:   "Spring Harrowing."
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1:16a-b:   "Haying," crew loading hay with a derrick, 1899
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1:17a-b:   "Sawmill," sawing logs with children
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1:18a-b:   "Flume viaduct under construction"
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1:19:   "Hauling Wood."
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1:20:   "Horse Power Machine."
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1:21a-b:   "Threshing Machine and Steam Engine"
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1:22:   "Header and Binder," with crew
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1:23:   "Inside School House," with students
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1:24:   "Horse and Carriage," probably includes Christian Hansen Larsen and Mary Ann Larsen
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1:25:   "Old Broken Down House- Jonas Becks Home", 1873
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1:26:   "Christian Hansen Larsen's First Home", 1873

(J.J. Larsen was probably born in this home).

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1:27a-b:   Newton Cooperative Store
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1:28:   "First Dam in Bear River Canyon," Wheelon Coffer Dam
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1:29:   "Newton Cooperative Store," next to Post Office
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1:30:   "Building Dam."
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1:31:   "J.J. Larsen's First Threshing Machine."
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1:33:   Pup tent and two children

(broken negative)

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1:34:   Horse and Buggy
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1:35:   "Commercial Establishment," a bank?
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1:37a-b:   "Railroad Terminal," probably Cache Junction
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1:38:   "Railroad Trestle," probably in Bear River Canyon
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1:39:   "Mary Larsen Dowdle, May Howels, Caroline Larsen."
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1:40:   "Lorin Larsen and Dog."
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1:41:   "Mary Ann Larsen Larsen" (J.J. Larsen's Mother)
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1:42:   "Newton Tithing Office, J.M. Larsen and Ezra Cooley" (left side)
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1:43:   "J.J. Larsen."
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1:44a-f:   "Hyrum Morgan Larsen and Friend," studio portrait
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2:01:   Studio portrait by Thomas & Odell of Joseph M. Tanner, President of ACU in 1897
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2:02:   "Group of AC Students" standing in front of the Agricultural Experiment Station Director's Residence Building, ca. 1900
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2:03:   Studio portrait by Odell of Hyrum Morgan Larsen, his wife Annie Petersen Larsen, and their two children Arta and Reslyn, ca. 1908
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Printed copies of images from box 1
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Digital prints of images from box 1
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8x10 Duplicates of 3:01, 4x5 copy negative, and CD
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Original negative sleeves for glass-plate negatives
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Oversize

(Also includes two 16x20 duplicates of 3:01)

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3:01: ACU graduating class of 1897. Included in the photo is J.J. Larsen, Victoria Lundberg, Clara Foster, John H. Bankhead, Sabina Hermoine Hart, Thomas Hyrum Humpherys, Charles A. Jensen, Mamie Smith, John Stewart, Olla Barker, Rachel F. Maughan, and Alfred Augustus Hart 1897
3:02: Logan LDS Temple workers posed outside of temple. Christian Larsen is in the third row, fourth man from the left ca. 1893-1894

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Subjects

  • Larsen family--Photographs.
  • Agriculture--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho--Photographs.
  • Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--History--Photographs.
  • Cache Junction (Utah)--Photographs.
  • Country life--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--Photographs.
  • Farm life--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--Photographs.
  • Glass negatives.
  • Larsen, Hyrum Morgan, 1872-1956.  ( contributor)
  • Larsen, Hyrum Morgan, 1872-1956--Photographs.
  • Larsen, Joseph Jeppe, 1873-1967--Photographs.
  • Newton (Utah)--Photographs.
  • Utah State University--Students--Photographs.

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