Joseph Smith, by Adrian Lamb, copy after unidentified artist, circa 1840.
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Oil on canvas of Joseph Smith wearing a black suit with white, high collared shirt.

Credit: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, NPG.73.20

After eloping with Emma Hale in 1827, Joseph Smith loved on his in-laws’ farm outside Halstead, Pennsylvania, during the first few years of their marriage. It was there that Smith produced the manuscript for The Book of Mormon, which was first published in 1830.

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