Friday, June 17, 2011

Treasure Among the Valentines

I've made several reports of my findings from cleaning out my Grandma and Grandpa's storage unit last year.  Lots of fun pictures and family histories and objects.  My favorite thing, though, is the poster of the Salt Lake Temple I found folded into a scrapbook of Valentine cards my Grandma Carol Furniss saved over the years.  The scrapbook pages and the poster were made from similar paper and I almost didn't even unfold the poster.  When I did, it tore along the fold lines even more.  Ah!  Scary. 

The more I looked at it, the more I realized this was a really old poster.  The Salt Lake Lithograph Company printed it and they haven't been around for a very very long time.  Everything I've found coming from them was printed between 1891 and 1917.

The grounds look very different (and small!) and the poster only shows horse drawn transportation.  I love how everyone is dressed, too.

They call it "The Great Mormon Temple" on this poster.  Not something we'd do today, I think. :)  A few weeks ago I took this to Cambridge Collection in Salt Lake City to have it framed.  They were so careful and put the poster back together perfectly.  It makes me happy to see this every day.


Jen said...

Wow! What in the world? I'm sure Gma would be very glad that you have taken such good care of it. ('everything' you've found from the SL lithograph co? are also into checking out old lithographs? I didn't know we had that in common)

Bump and Erin said...

That is very cool!

Katy said...

Wow! That is amazing!