Brehm

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Brehm, Alyse C.

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A Mormon family
A picture of the mormon family. Man has two wives. Interesting because the picture still depicts the husband having two wives, demonstrating a continued perception of the prevalence of the practice of polygamy in the mormon culture, even decades…

The Mormon Problem Solved
Cartoon showing Brigham Young with hundreds of children talking to Ulysses S. Grant. Text: "I must submit to your laws - but what shall I do with all these!" Grant replying, "Do as I do - give them offices."
This is a political cartoon with…

The Mormons
This is Thomas L Kane's discourse to the Historical Society of Philadelphia. This is one of his most famous works, and the reader can see how Kane attempted to positively portray the Mormons in the media. Although this text is primarily a recounting…

Celestial Marriage
Elder Orson Pratt gave this discourse in 1852. It is historically significant because this is the first instance in which one of the leaders of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints publically confirms suspicions that polygamy was indeed practiced in…

Thomas L. Kane
This is a picture of Thomas L. Kane, used mostly to supplement the written material. This portrait is of Kane in his Union Military uniform. Growing up in Philadelphia as a son of a prominent judge, Kane surely had a comfortable upbringing, and was…

The Reynolds v. United States Case is absolutely fundamental to the issue of polygamy in the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. George Reynolds was an Elder in the Church, who knowingly violated the 1862 Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act. As a result, Reynolds…

Polygamists in Prison
This is a photograph of roughly a dozen Mormon men in the Utah Penitentiary who have been found guilty of polygamy following the Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act of 1882, which declared that polygamy was a felony. The Mormon community was greatly impacted…
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