In the momentary respite between the ravages of the Second World War and the resumption of civil war in June 1946, a Chinese fishing junk drifts down a placid river with the sun setting behind the hills.Showing a country on the cusp of historic change, it provides a fitting end to this extraordinary series of images charting life in the world's largest nation during the late-19th and mid-20th centuries.
Brought to Temple Square from the Holy Land in the purse of Mrs.
Petty, it must have been difficult to imagine that the then 7-inch sapling would become...
But with hundreds of thousands of lights going up each year for the holidays, crews have to begin decorating the trees early, even if there's no snow forecasted for months to come.
And there's a special tree on Temple Square that is only lit up every other year—the 78-year-old Cedar of Lebanon tree.
Learning Spanish has helped me to have a better understanding of people from other countries, and be able to understand many accents better. “Those we love we serve, but those we serve we love fiercely.” You can never be too kind.
I gained a stronger testimony of my Savior, the gospel, the scriptures.
This is just a tiny sample of the vast repository of pictures built up by westerners in China around the turn of the century.
They provide a glimpse of everyday life that would have been overlooked by the official photographers of the dying imperial regime.
Beijing was one of the many Chinese cities that remained under occupation by foreign powers in the aftermath of the Boxer Rebellion of 1900From the mid-nineteenth century, an increasing number of Christian missionaries and western travellers were making their way East.