Salt Lake City: Carter's View Emporium, (c.1870). Stereoview. Albumen photograph [7.5 cm x 15.5 cm] on a green 'Stereoscopic Gems of Utah Scenery' mount [9 cm x 17 cm]. Mount and image in very good condition, with some minor wear to the back. Item #1915
Image of the west side of Salt Lake City with Oquirrh Mountains in the background and present-day Main Street in the foreground. Nice image from the pioneer Utah photographer, C.W. Carter.
Charles William Carter (1832-1918) grew up in England and after converting to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, emigrated to the United States. Carter and his wife Sarah reached Salt Lake City in 1864 where he continued the photographic practice he began in England. Carter initially worked for C.R. Savage before starting his own studio in 1867. Over the years Carter partnered with a number of photographers including J.B. Silvis and C.W. Symons.