1842 Drawing of Joseph Smith Jun. by Sutcliffe Maudsley; he has a receding hairline and much less hair than in the Carter Image...
Carter Image, stated to be a photograph of a painting, per Church Historians (probably right), he has MUCH more hair than in the Maudsley drawings or Nauvoo paintings.
The above images of Joseph Smith were completed in his lifetime, however it is clear that the "RLD Painting" and the Carter Image (above right) show Joseph without a receding hairline, whereas the drawings done by Sutcliffe Maudsley, in 1842 (above left), show a man who has hair receded hairline to his ears, on the sides, and not nearly enough hair to brush it straight back into a the puffed up style seen in the Carter Image, but it is brushed forward and "popped up" slightly.
Theories on whether the Carter Image is a real photograph of Joseph Smith, had been confirmed to me, by professionals, to not match the death mask and is not even a real photograph (I cannot quote who). I can tell you my artistic analysis, visually looking at it, show the Carter image is distorted greatly from that of a HUMAN face, and when I superimposed it to the death mask, things lined up so bad it wasn't worth doing an analysis video (as most scholars are in unison that it matches the RLDS painting so well, it is pretty much the consensus the Carter image IS a photograph of a painting, as J.S. III states in a letter - "...I am inclosing a photograph taken from the oil painting referred to..." (the Carter image) and any differences could mean that IT could be the duplicate painting that Joseph Smith III speaks of his letter to the Salt Lake Tribune, saying, "...if your artist... should ever visit the capitol of Iowa he will find a duplicate oil painting of Joseph Smith in one of the halls placed there by myself..." (Painting numbero dos) "...there is an authentic oil painting now in the possession of my son..[in] Independence, Mo. painted by the same artist that painted one of my ...this portrait painted in 1843..." (Joseph Smith III in a letter to the Salt Lake Tribune, March 10, 1910)..." (painting numero uno) Joseph Smith III states there are TWO oil paintings of his father, a "duplicate" in Iowa and an "authentic" painting in Independence, Mo. that he says was painting when Joseph Smith Jr. was alive, around 1843, based on a Daguerreotype (he was 10 at the time)- which he doesn't know for sure if it was taken in 1843, or earlier, but as the hairline of the RLDS painting is much more full than in the sketches done in 1842. I theorize that the daguerreotype mentioned was truly a daguerreotype of Joseph Smith, done before 1842, when he had a lot more hair. I am still pretty well convinced that an image owned by some people in England could be the image the painting was BASED on. The Carter Image I theorize was a photograph of the Iowa painting, which I think includes more of the flaw of Joseph Smith- such as seen in Kim Marshall's photograph, as it shows a broken nose, scar on the lip. Although the many photographs owned by people of the Carter image do not match a human, any average human's facial proportions, especially not the death mask, it IS a "Road map of Joseph Smith's Face". Salt Lake Tribune Letter, page 29: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=5922&context=etd
This image is of the RLDS Painting that is likely the "authentic painting" that JS III said was based on a daguerreotype of his Father.
Daguerreotype owned by a research time in England, I call the Spiritus Joseph Smith, or the "younger Joseph" as it matches in some distinct features, such as my CDV when it is flipped around (as daguerreotypes are in the wrong perspective).
My story really begins with finding the above right image online, and only being intrigued by 1840s Illinois Man, BECAUSE he looked very similar. Daguerreotypes come out in a flipped perspective, like how YOU see yourself in a mirror- as opposed to how you look to other people (or in real photographs). I noticed the daguerreotype matched pretty well to my CDV "older Joseph"- WHEN I flipped the daguerreotype around. My first few youtube videos, in 2017, were focused on how similar the two men were, but then became very focused on the "older Joseph", because it matches images of Joseph Smith's death mask, like a glove, I was beyond shocked that his death didn't change his face THAT much. I an innate concern to find the "ebay sell "G"" to prevent the image from being thrown away or damaged, and now own it.
I theorize that the Spiritus Joseph image may have been taken in 1839, as Joseph Smith WAS traveling to D.C. to seek redress from the government, for the millions lost by the early Church, when they were expelled from Missouri. Fall 1839- was not long enough, in my opinion, for the "skin and bones" Joseph people described in April 1839, for him be as physically "fit" as he used to be six months later. What would happen if an entire society of people saw a man who was SKIN AND BONES? They would FEED him and with inevitable muscle loss, from being starved in Carthage Jail, Joseph would have gained a lot weight, before he was able to gain all that muscle back he gained growing up on a farm. Apparently, some did state he was "portly", so the Spiritus image showing a man with MORE hair and MORE fat can EASILY be explained by traumatic events and a difference of five years.
Did Joseph Smith have a receding hairline? Say it ain't so!
Photograph of the top of Joseph Smith's death Mask, showing just how receded his hairline was in 1844.
1840s Illinois Man's receding hairline, maybe a last minute paper photograph in 1844.
Zoomed in shot of the Death mask of Joseph Smith, showing an near exact hairline.
Joseph Smith Junior's hairline IS receded, brushed straight forward, and looks as though he has just had the hair on the top of his head bluntly cut right at the hairline; in both the death mask of JS Jr and my 1840's Illinois Man's photograph... There does appear to be hair strands, before that thicker blunt cut- that is smoothed down, in both photos as well...
How dark was Joseph's hair?...
The RLDS painting of Joseph Smith. Per JS III- was PAINTED in 1843, using a daguereotype from an earlier date (which he was iffy about).
Me, 2017, color, bright lighting as I could to show how light my hair is, just as light as the lock of Joseph Smith's lock of hair...
Alleged lock of Joseph Smith's hair.
This 1840s Man is clearly sitting next to a window with natural . Joseph was known to use pomade in his hair as well, so his "light brown hair" photographed a little darker than it would in brights lighting)
Me, 2017, not so great lighting (bedroom light and just light from my computer screen) and you can see how my hair looks just as dark as my 1840s Guy...
scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5922&context=etd Joseph Smith is stated by people who knew him, as having "brown hair", in the scholarly article I was sent to argue against my image, just click on the link and "control- F"+"Brown hair", it will surprise you how often they say Joseph Smith had "brown hair". Just look at the paintings, my 1840s Illinois Man's hair is just as dark.
Levi Hancock’s Testimony Joseph Smith had Bald Spot
"...the Prophet Joseph Smith sent for me. I went and saw him again and had a conversation with him. Heard him tell about him being mobbed in Hiram and how they pulled the hair out of his head then he showed me the place where they had pulled the hair out of..." (link source above)
A Church Historian mentioned to me that Levi Hancock said that Joseph Smith brushed his hair straight forward, to cover the hair that was pulled from his head. This is likely what intrigued my roommate, one year ago, when she said, looking at 1840s Illinois Man ,
“Does He have MORE hair on one side of his head?!"
See below, I have flipped the perspective and maybe it will show better how this is TRUE, the side that this man has brushed much more of his hair over to (having parted it on the right side), his hair IS brushed forward... believing this to BE Joseph Smith, THIS MAN has MUCH less hair on the LEFT side of his head:
In Flipped perspective, arrow pointing to the side of 1840s Illinois Man's head, which shows consirably LESS hair on the LEFT side of his head, the side that he brushes much of his hair to and DOES brush FORWARD, over his big floppy ears, half way down.
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