“Brigham Young: A Visual Journey,” Liahona, June 1998, 36
On page 1 of Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young, we read: “Brigham Young was the second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the colonizer and builder of a great commonwealth of Latter-day Saints in the American West, and a devoted husband and father. He was a faithful disciple and Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. ‘Jesus is our captain and leader,’ he testified ([Deseret News Weekly], 24 May 1871, 5). ‘My faith is placed upon the Lord Jesus Christ, and my knowledge I have received from him,’ he affirmed ([Deseret News Weekly], 21 November 1855, 2). His life was centered in building up and sustaining the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ on the earth.”
The following photographs, artwork, and artifacts provide some insight into the life and character of President Brigham Young.