Salt Lake City: Savage & Ottinger, (c.1872). CDV. Carte de visite. Albumen [5.5 cm x 9.5 cm] photograph on the original cream colored mount [6 cm x 10 cm] Pioneer Art Gallery backstamp on the reverse. Contemporary ink identification at the left edge. 'American Fork Canon.' Strong contrasts and in nice condition. Item #3839
Image is a down canyon view with the Old Mill shown in the foreground.
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.