Salt Lake City: C.R. Savage Photo, (c.1877). Boudoir cabinet card. Albumen photograph [19 cm x 13 cm] on a gray mount [21.5 cm x 13 cm] Art bazar backstamp. Minor age toning to extremities. Item #4437
View of the Arkansas River with the Denver & Rio Grande rail line on the right bank.
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.