Visual Images of Joseph Smith

Junius F. Wells, ed., The Contributor 7 (October 1885):32-35.

"New Portrait of the Prophet Joseph," The Juvenile Instructor 45 (April 1910):154-55.

Junius F. Wells, "Portraits of Joseph Smith the Prophet," The Instructor 65 (February 1930):78-80.

Marba C. Josephson, "What Did the Prophet Joseph Smith Look Like?," Improvement Era 56 (May 1953):311f.

Wilford C. Wood, Joseph Smith Begins His Work Vol. 1 (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1958), beginning section.

"Historian Finds Joseph Smith Seal," Church News, 13 August 1966, p. 3.

Doyle L. Green, "Are These Portraits of the Prophet Joseph Smith?," Improvement Era 69 (December 1966):1074-77.

Picture of the Prophet?, Letter to the Editor, Improvement Era 71 (April 1968):81.

Portrait of the Prophet, Letter to the Editor, Improvement Era 73 (July 1970):63.

Joe Bauman, "Painting Or A Photo, Who Knows?," Church News, 18 December 1971, pp. 8-9.

"Old Painting May Be Of Joseph Smith," Church News, 11 November 1972, pp. 4, 10.

J. Lewis Taylor, "Joseph the Prophet: A Self-Portrait," Ensign 3 (June 1973):40-44.

David C. Martin, "What Did Joseph Smith Look Like, or Variations on a theme by Rogers," Mormon Miscellaneous, 1 August 1975, pp. 3-10.

Roger D. Launius and Joseph C. Hupp, "The Joseph Smith Portraits: What Do We Know About Them," Restoration Trail Forum 4 (November 1978):1, 3-5.

Lorie Winder, "In Search of the Real Joseph Smith," Sunstone 5 (November/December 1980):30-34.

Lavina Fielding Anderson, "139-Year-Old Portraits of Joseph and Emma Smith," Ensign 11 (March 1981):62-64.

Ephraim Hatch, "What Did Joseph Smith Look Like?," Ensign 11 (March 1981):65-73.

Don L. Searle, "Painting of Prophet Is Probable Source of Likeness on Map," Ensign 15 (April 1985):78-79.

Dell Van Orden, "Art exhibit shows many portrayals of Joseph Smith," LDS Church News, 2 June 1985, pp. 8-10.

Dean C. Jessee, ed., The Papers of Joseph Smith: Journal, 1832-1842 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1992). Entries in the Book of the Law of the Lord, 25 June 1842 (2:392-92) and entires of 16-17, 19-20 September 1842 (2:482-83).

Ronald E. Romig and Lachlan Mackay, "What Did Joseph Look Like?," Saints Herald 141 (December 1994):8-10, 12.

Shannon M. Tracy, In Search of Joseph. Orem, Utah: KenningHouse, 1995.

Ephraim Hatch, Joseph Smith Portraits: A Search for the Prophet's Likeness. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.

Robert A. Rees, "Seeing Joseph Smith: The Changing Image of the Mormon Prophet," Sunstone, Issue 140, (December 2005):18-27.

Sketch of Joseph Smith:

On cover of Robert J. Matthews, "A Plainer Translation" Joseph Smith's Translation of the Bible: A History and Commentary,[recent printing] Sketch done "By S. Maudsley Nauvoo 1844."


"Portrait of Joseph Smith, Jr., Presented to Smithsonian Gallery," Saints Herald 119 (January 1972):7-9.

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