Black Rock, South end of Great Salt Lake
Salt Lake City: C.R. Savage, (c.1870). Stereoview. Albumen photograph [10 cm x 16 cm] on an orange mount [10 cm x 18 cm] with a printed paper label on the reverse. Strong contrasts. Minor overall spotting gentle rubbing to the corners. Item #8024
View of Black Rock, which lies just off the southern shore of the Great Salt Lake. 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.