Salt Lake City: C.R. Savage Photo, (c.1885). Boudoir cabinet card. Albumen photograph [12.5 cm x 20 cm] unmounted. Some minor wear to the head. Item #4436
Image of Salt Lake City from the Gardo House with State Street in the foreground. Includes the City Hall, St. Mark's School, and the Feramorz Little residence. Poplar trees and vegetation obstruct the view of most other buildings and residences.
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.