Seeing Joseph Smith: Visual And Verbal Images Of The Mormon Prophet

How do we visualize the Prophet? From early drawings, sketches, political cartoons, daguerreotypes, and eyewitness descriptions to modern artistic renditions in film and poetry, the Prophet has been portrayed variously as heroic, comic, demonic, and at times, plainly human. What do these portraits tell us about the Prophet and ways in which he saw himself, the ways others saw him, and the ways in which we see him today?

Robert A. Rees, Ron Romig