Polygamists in Prison

Title

Polygamists in Prison

Description

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 by this Act, and as pictured, many Mormon men were prosecuted for their plural marriages. This photograph allows for the viewer to have a better visual of these Mormon polygamist men. It is interesting to note how they appear to maintain their dignity in this photograph, despite their prison uniforms.

Creator

Charles Roscoe Savage

Source

Brigham Young University

Date Created

1889

Rights

Public Domain; Courtesy Church History Collections, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Intellectual Reserves, Inc.

Format

Photograph. Dimensions: 23.2 x 30.1 cm. (9 x 11.75 in.)

Files

Polygamists_in_prison.jpg

Collection

Citation

Charles Roscoe Savage, “Polygamists in Prison,” Inbetween Peoples, accessed July 20, 2018, https://as205.omeka.net/items/show/208.