[Salt Lake City]: C.R. Savage Photo, (c.1869). Large format. Albumen photograph [15 cm x 20.5 cm] / [6" x 8"] on an archival mount [20 cm x 25 cm] / [8" x 10"]. Strong contrasts. Nice condition. Item #8251
View of Big Cottonwood's (former) Lake Phoebe that was merged with Lake Mary when they were dammed in 1915. Bishop John Shoup named the lakes. Phoebe and Mary are at the headwaters of Big Cottonwood Creek
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.