Salt Lake City: Fox & Symons, Artists and Artistic Photographers, (c.1890). Cabinet Card. Albumen photograph [14.5 cm x 10.5 cm] on a tan gilt edged Fox & Symons mount [16.5 cm x 11 cm] Fox & Symons backstamp. Minor overall fading. Item #4508
Fox & Symons was a partnership of Alexander Fox (1828-1882) and Charles William Symons (1845 -1934) who's studio opened in 1874. Symons was born in England in 1845, and left for Salt Lake City in 1864, where he opened a studio in 1869. Alexander Fox had left England for Australia in the early 1850s in search of gold, instead he took up daguerreotypy. He was briefly a photographer in San Rafael, California before moving to Salt Lake City. In the fall of 1879 Fox & Symons bought out the studio of C. W. Carter and operated it as a branch (Before opening his own studio, Symons worked for Carter). Fox & Symons were active until 1906 when Henry Newell purchased the studio's property.