Seeing Salt Lake City
The Legacy of the Shipler Photographers
by Alan Barnett
Ted L. Wilson, foreword
Hardbound / 190 pages (175 photographs) / 1-56085-143-0 / $49.95
UTAH HISTORY MEDIA AWARD, UTAH STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
For 100 years the Shipler family dominated Utah photography. James Shipler was a pioneer who left his Pittsburgh camera shop in 1889 to travel west. His son Harry, grandson Bill, and great-grandson Hollis succeeded him in the business.
Fortunately for modern connoisseurs, some 100,000 of their glass-plate and film negatives survive in the Utah State Historical Society archives. Of these, 175 are reproduced in this book as full-page images, comprising a fitting tribute to the family and to the city they loved to photograph.
Alan Barnett holds an M.A. in historic preservation from the School of Architecture at the University of Utah. He has worked in his area of training at the Utah Heritage Foundation and as an archivist at the Utah Historical Society.
Ted C. Wilson is a past mayor of Salt Lake City, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, and vice-chair of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. He is the author of The Wasatch Front and other books.