Salt Lake City: C.R. Savage, (c.1869). Boudoir albumen [12.5 cm x 20.5 cm] unmounted cabinet card. Very good. Strong contrasts. Item #4233
Image of a man standing on rock pointing across the Weber River to the bridge and Tunnel Three of the Union Pacific.
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.