1870 · Salt Lake City
by Savage, Charles Roscoe
Salt Lake City: Pioneer Art Gallery, 1870. Stereoview. Albumen photograph. [8.5 cm x 16 cm]] on a green mount [9 cm x 18 cm] Gentle rubbing to corners of mount. Red ink identification in the lower margin, ink notation on reverse. The backstamp reads: "Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories, Views of the Most Interesting Points on the Union Pacific, Central Pacific, and Utah Central Railroads, Groups of Indians, and Portraits of the Representative Men of Utah, taken by C.R. Savage, Pioneer Art Gallery, East Temple St. Salt Lake City, Utah." Uncommon image of this section of Weber Canyon that is west of Devil's Slide. Weber River and the U.P. line are both visible in this shot.
Charles Roscoe Savage (1832-1909) was an accomplished and prolific photographer who lived successfully within his Salt Lake City community and traveled widely throughout the West taking photographs and befriending other important photographers of his day such as Carleton Watkins, Edward Wilson, Timothy O'Sullivan, Alfred Hart and A.J. Russell. Savage took several of the West's most famous images at the celebration of the joining of the transcontinental railroads at Promontory Point, Utah in 1869. Savage also took the first photographs of what became Zion National Park. (Inventory #: 1025)