Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Early Home of Joseph Smith, Near Palmyra, New York

Joseph Smith Home, Palmyra, New York pg. 1 - 1937

Joseph Smith Home, Palmyra, New York pg. 2 - 1937

This is a 1937 "C.T. Art-Colortone" vintage postcard made by Curt Teich & Co., Inc. of Chicago, Illinois. It shows the Early Home of Joseph Smith, Near Palmyra, New York.

My maternal grandparents and their family emigrated from Brazil to the United States in July of 1952. They traveled on the ocean liner, S. S. Brazil. After they arrived in New York, they bought a car and some camping equipment and traveled across the country to their final destination in Southern California. They had joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil, so they included some LDS historical sites as they traveled to California. One of the places they stopped was the early home of Joseph Smith near Palmyra, New York.

Not only did the Webster family purchase this special postcard, they also took a picture of themselves in front of this historic home. I don't see my grandpa in this photo. He must have been the one taking the picture.

88 - Sid, Ed, Willis, Helena, and Elizabeth at Early Home of Joseph Smith near Palmyra, New York Photoshopped

Here's a zoomed in view of the photo above.

88 - Sid, Ed, Willis, Helena, and Elizabeth at Early Home of Joseph Smith near Palmyra, New York Photoshopped and Cropped

Description from back of postcard:
Joseph Smith's Home, near Palmyra, New York. In addition to being near the Sacred Grove, the house includes such points of interest as the Prophet's Bedroom, a relic room and the room in which part of the Book of Mormon plates were translated. Here Joseph spent his youth.
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2 comments:

  1. A lovely story Jana, the house is very pretty both in the old photo and the postcard. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Denise! Have a great weekend too! =)

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