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Is there a photo of the Prophet Joseph?

October 29, 2012
source: LDS Church News

This image, which has been circulated online and in emails, has been rumored to be a photograph of Joseph Smith; those rumors are uncomfirmed.

MR says: A photo archivist with the Church History Department answers.

Images of the Prophet Joseph Smith are plentiful through artists' renditions. Consistent with the custom of the time, there was even a plaster "death mask" taken of his face just after the martyrdom of Joseph and his brother Hyrum on June 27, 1844.

But what about photography? Are there any extant photos of Joseph Smith?

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katamb said...

03:19 PM
on Oct 30, 2012

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More than a photo I would like a recording of his voice.

malisce said...

11:53 AM
on Sep 26, 2013

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how amazing would that be! I'd never thought of that before ...
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