Mormon studies, photography, Salt Lake Tabernacle
The United States government’s war on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came to a sudden end with the issuance of the Manifesto in 1890. The cessation of the conflict produced a period of goodwill between Latter-day Saints and their neighbors in Utah and with politicians in Washington, D.C. However, the fragile truce began to show cracks in 1896 when Utah achieved statehood, and by 1900, with the election of B. H. Roberts to the U.S. Congress, the final vestiges of the armistice had all but disappeared. Four years later, in 1904, with the election of LDS Apostle Reed Smoot to the U.S. Senate, the conflict widened and deepened.
Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel and Fox, Ronald L.
"Photographs of the Interior of the Salt Lake Tabernacle, December 1905,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 57
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol57/iss2/6