Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Brother Joseph?

This may be old news to most of you from Utah, but I just heard about it the other day. Maybe some of you have received an email about it but this is a quote about the image:

"A purported image of Joseph Smith is circulating widely on the Internet. Some persons have mistakenly claimed that this image belongs to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and that Church officials have verified or are verifying its authenticity. These claims are not true.
"This image, taken from a daguerreotype (edit: an early form of photography), belongs to the Community of Christ. On the basis of available evidence it is not possible to confirm that the image is in fact, of Joseph Smith. The Church does not have or own this photograph or any image of Joseph Smith other than several early artists’ portrayals of him and some early photographs of those artists’ portrayals. The Church does have the death mask of Joseph Smith."

From what I've read, there are experts who claim this to be the Prophet, while others are sure it's not. The picture is certainly different than any representation I've seen of Joseph Smith. Whether or not it really is him isn't too important in the long run, but it would be pretty cool if it was, right?

3 Comments:

Blogger Kent and Shan said...

Ya, it would be crazy. It's not how I ever pictured him in my head. I always thought of him as blonder and broader. But that's according to the description in the fictional work and the glory that I used to be obsessed with.

April 2, 2008 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Lincs & Ali said...

I just heard about this too. So interesting. Not sure what I think about it. But like you said, it doesn't really matter if it isn't.

April 2, 2008 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger trent and rach henderson... said...

Very Interesting...I have heard nothing of this being in the Pass and all, it's no real surprise, we don't hear anything till it's old news!

April 4, 2008 at 5:36 PM  

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