Salt Lake City: C.R. Savage, (c.1870). Albumen stereoview [8.5 cm x 15 cm] on an orange/lavender mount [8.5 cm x 17.5 cm] Printed paper label on the back. 'View of the Great West, from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, Taken by C.R. Savage, Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah Series. Tunnel No. 3, Weber Canon, U.P.R.R.' About very good. Gentle overall wear with minor spotting to the head of the right view. Item #4357
Image of a train bridge crossing the Weber River and Tunnel Three of the Union Pacific line through northern Utah
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.