Salt Lake City: C.W. Carter, Portrait and View Artist, (c.1869). CDV. Carte de visite. Albumen [5.5 cm x 9.5 cm] photograph on the original cream-colored mount [6 cm x 10 cm] Carter View Emporium backstamp. Manuscript identification on the reverse. Strong contrasts. Minor damage to reverse at the corners. Item #3843
Image shows a mountainous landscape with a small stand of trees in the foreground with snow-capped mountains in the background, possibly Little Cottonwood Canyon. "Summit East."
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. In 1906 he sold his collection of negatives to the Salt Lake City Bureau of Information for $400.