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Look Back: Rare color scenes of Salt Lake in 1940

First Published Sep 07 2013 08:08PM      Last Updated Sep 24 2013 08:31 am

Cars line the street on the east side of the Utah State Capitol. This collection of photos, believed to be from the late 1940s, were donated to the Tribune by Nancy Martin.

Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. This week features rare color scenes of Salt Lake City in the 1940’s.

Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback.

Here are some of the previous installments:

The 1988 Yellowstone fire

Episcopal mission on Navajo land in Bluff in 1950

Hotels and boarding houses in the late 1800s

Pony Express, postal service and telegraph in Utah

Early churches in Utah and Wyoming

The mining ghost town of Mercur



Construction of the Salt Lake Tabernacle

Historic buildings in Utah

30 years of iconic rock and roll in Utah

Life on the Ute Reservation in early the 1900s

Women’s fashion in the 1960s

Dogs in Utah around 1900

Utah’s early cultural diversity

Utah artists from the late 1800s to the early 1900s

Presidential visits to Utah from the 1860s

 

 

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