Thursday, November 8, 2012

Robert Price Biography online @ FamilySearch

The Robert Price biography written by Ezra J. Poulsen and published in 1962 has been made available online at FamilySearch Books this year. The digital scan of the book can be accessed using the following link:  

The scan was made from a copy of the book in the Family History Center in Ogden, Utah. The book is presented in the form a pdf and can be easily downloaded or printed. 

A keyword search of the text would not work in the Chrome. Neither would it work in Internet Explorer; however, it did work in  Firefox. The text is embedded in the downloadable pdf so that when a copy is downloaded, that copy is keyword searchable as well. This is an improvement over what FamilySearch Books had to offer some time ago.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

George Price: Photographer

Those that have read the Robert Price biography will be aware that Robert's brother, George, came to Idaho and stayed for about 2 years living in Bear Lake Valley. During his visit George tried to make a go of portrait photography. In the biography Poulsen records:

George was a skilled photographer, in addition to other attainments, and took many pictures in Bear Lake, some of which are treasured possessions in the old family albums. For a while, he set up a gallery in a tent in Montpelier, and devoted his time entirely to that business. But photography in those early days was not very profitable, and he justifiably grew discouraged. Robert would have been happy to see George remain in Idaho and make his permanent home. But George grew restless and departed, going first to England, then on to South Africa, where he remained the rest of his life, married and became very successful in business. So far as we know, the two brothers never met again. (Robert Price, p. 152).

The following notice appeared in the Southern Idaho Independent in November of 1885:

Is anyone aware of Price family portraits that we know were taken by George Price? They would have to have been taken between 1884 and 1885.