My sister-in-law Kim Marshall was just featured on the local ABC news. Dean’s grandmother (who passed away a couple of years ago) gave her a scrapbook that included a photo print of Joseph Smith, and a few months ago she became curious and started doing her own research on whether it might be an actual print from an old daguerreotype negative; she now thinks that may be exactly what it is, and so far experts haven’t disproved her theory. She thinks the other known photo of Joseph Smith, which is in the Library of Congress and which some have thought was a photo of a painting, is a retouched photo from the same negative as her print, and the well-known and nearly identical painting was also based on the photo.
(I only heard about this tonight when my sister-in-law Amy called to tell us to watch the news tonight. Well, and I did see Kim post something about this on Facebook the other day but I didn’t realize she was talking about a new photo and just thought she’d taken an interest in the controversy over the Library of Congress photo.)
Kim’s blog about the photo can be found by clicking here.
Update: You can watch the news clip here.