Charles L. Joy was Fred Joy’s grandfather who originally used a horse drawn studio to serve the mining camps of Eureka and Mercur, Utah and the Alpine, Utah logging camp. He made portraits and landscapes on an 8×10 Blair view camera, a Kodak Circuit Panoramic and a twin lens stereoscopic camera. He eventually maintained studios in American Fork and Salt Lake City, Utah. Collected antique images by unknown photographers, along with C.L. Joy’s Historical Photo Collection cover a subject genre from America, Europe, the Middle and Far East from about 1890-1940. Images are available for licensed use or as fine prints.

Charles L. Joy, with cameras loaded on pack animal, 1896