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“I Take Up My Pen”: C.C.A. Christensen, 1893

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 08, 2014





  1. Being an artist, I would have thought there might be a little more flair. Rather simple in design.

    Comment by Mex Davis — January 8, 2014 @ 10:38 am

  2. Unique letterhead! I don’t know much about font types, but this one looks decidedly un-Victorian. I like it.

    Comment by David Y. — January 8, 2014 @ 10:41 am

  3. I really like the understated quality to this one.

    Comment by Gary Bergera — January 8, 2014 @ 10:59 am

  4. Look what I found in the history of my family that was just published. From my family in the Cotton Mission in southern Utah. “Life was not all work for the Heaton Family. On January 8, 1883 Jonathan notes in his journal that ‘We went to a panorama at Washington, showing the life and death of Joseph Smith the Prophet.’ (This appears to be a panoramic display created by C.C.A. Christensen, consisting of 23 scenes painted on 175 foot scrolls to be rolled to the proper picture as a lecture was given. Brother Christensen painted the large pictures, called it a Panorama and traveled through Utah, Idaho and Wyoming from 1878 to 1888.)”

    I’ll call this mental connection from something that I just read now to that thing I read a long time ago an “Ardis”. Or maybe that should be a verb, “to Ardis the two stories”.

    Comment by Carol — October 29, 2015 @ 11:56 am

  5. Ha! Thanks for coming back to note this!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 29, 2015 @ 1:41 pm

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