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Published: Tuesday, July 23 2013 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Pleasant Grove, UT

They really ought to release scans of them now, as-is. First, this will make them available now to historians and others with an interest in the pioneers, and, equally important, it will keep people from saying that they've later been "doctored" in an effort at historical revisionism.

Bakersfield, CA

Fond memories and reminders of those with pioneer heritage. My grandmother was born the next day in Draper, UT. She served as president for many years in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers organization, and never let us forget our great legacy.

Those were exciting times for an industrious, sacrificial and committed people. How fortunate to have these memories preserved.

Michael De Groote

Conservation of historical photographs is not "doctoring." Old glass negatives like these need to be cleaned and stored carefully to preserve their original details. Each image also will need to be researched and people, places, and dates will need to be cataloged and indexed precisely so people can find and enjoy them.

This story also shows the importance of making institutions like the Church, the U and BYU of original photographs and negatives that may be sitting in an attic. For people who do not want to donate the originals, they often can get advice on preservation -- and have the institution scan the rare photographs so that they are not lost to fire, theft, flood or accident. Priceless photographs are thrown out every day.

Sheldon L
Salt Lake City, UT

In the second photo, those are girls, not women.

Bluffdale, UT

The pictures of the funeral on Main Street are on display at Trolley Square, second floor. I think they have been there since the 70's.

Glad to know the originals are intact.

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