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Back in the Day: Eastern Idaho History

Through the lens of Quincy Jensen

Published online: Jan 29, 2019 Articles, Looking Back, Photography Jeff Carr
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Photography from many decades past shouldn’t be good. It was labor intensive, easy to mess up, and its most defining quality is the absence of something usually important: color. However, in the images of Quincy Jensen (1922-93), the mid-20th century remains as brilliant now as it was in person. Jensen grew up near Rexburg, studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, and worked at KID and KIDK TV in Idaho Falls from 1953 to 1991. Hundreds of his prints are archived at the Museum of Idaho, an institution he paved the way for as a founder of the Bonneville County Historical Society.

To access the MOI photo archive, call 208-522-1400 or e-mail


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