Yesterday, while reading a post from the NGS blog, I noticed a link to a Utah photo collection that is new to me. It’s the Salt Lake Tribune Negative Collection. I clicked on over to check it out and discovered this cool photo of my great grandfather.
This photo was taken 1 February 1957. These fellas were somehow connected to the Utah State Livestock Association. My great grandpa, Rulon Powell Peterson, is on the right, holding his hat and wearing glasses. He was a very successful cattle rancher. The other two men are named as John E Booth and Clemm Schramm, but I don’t know which one is which.
I did a little perusing of the collection and didn’t find anything else related to my family. The collection is hosted by Utah State History. They have a few other collections. If you have any Utah family, you may want to check it out.
And once again, I am so thankful that I quickly read a post listing various online collections. You just never know what you might find in some obscure online collection.
Happy Thursday, I hope you make a surprisingly delightful genealogy discovery today!
15 thoughts on “Salt Lake Tribune Negative Collection”
Great find! I love the hats. Real cowboys! 🙂
Yes! My great-grandpa truly was a real cowboy. He often just threw out a bedroll and slept outside under the stars.
Wow! This is such a cool find! 🙂
Thank you Jana! 🙂
That is just the coolest thing! Lucky (and resourceful) you finding this great photo!!!
Thank you Luanne, I love it. <3
What a great find! I love the expression on the standing guy … “hm, their hats really are better than mine.”
Hahaha! I hadn’t even noticed that yet but you nailed it. 🙂
It is the random clicks like this one that turn out so well. It is really something how one can search for a long time with a clear goal in mind and hit a brick wall. Then soething like this happens. Do you plan on ordering a copy of the photo?
Hi EmilyAnn! Probably not, their usage rights allow me to save a digital file and print my own. The file is so large it will print well. It is really lovely, I’m so delighted I found it.
That’s even better! Save it to a flash drive and give it as a gift along with a printout.
Great idea. 🙂