CHARLES R. SAVAGE STEREOGRAPH CATALOG
"Charles Roscoe Savage [1832-1909] was born in Southampton, England, in 1832. During the winter of 1855-56 he emigrated to the United States, and began to take an interest in photography soon after his arrival in New York. In 1859, he set up his first gallery in Council Bluffs, Iowa. In the spring of 1860, he outfitted a wagon and team to take he and his family to Utah. There, he began a partnership with Marsena Cannon, an early Utah daguerreotypist and photographer. One year later, Cannon moved to the southern Utah, so Savage took on a new partner, artist George Ottinger. The studio of "Savage and Ottinger" grew in prominence over the years, with the work of both artists distributed across the country. Many of Savage's photographs were reproduced in Harper's Weekly newspaper, which added to the national reputation of the firm. The partnership continued until 1870. Savage's most famous photograph was that of the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit on May 10, 1869. He was also the first to photograph Zion National Park (before it was a park). He also captured hundreds of images documenting the growth of Utah towns. He traveled extensively over the western United States, taking pictures in such far-ranging areas as Canada and Mexico, and from California to Nebraska. His views were sold throughout the United States and Europe, and his studio at one time was the most widely known producer of western landscape views in the country. Savage's glass-plate negatives were destroyed by two studio fires, one in 1883, and another in 1911, two years after his death." Summarized by an anonymous contributor from a biographic sketch by Paul Rubinstein.
For additional information see:
- "The Savage View: Charles Savage, Pioneer Mormon Photographer" by Bradley W. Richards, M.D., 1998
- Charles Roscoe Savage, Salt Lake City, Utah (Includes a portrait photograph of Savage)
- Biography, Portrait, and Images
|Central Pacific Railroad. Illustrated by C. R. Savage.||Verso:
Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming Territories, Views of the Most Interesting Points on the Union Pacific, Central Pacific, and Utah Central Railroads, Groups of Indians, And Portraits of the Representative Men of Utah.
Taken by C. R. Savage,
Pioneer Art Gallery,
East Temple St. Salt Lake City, Utah.
|Savage: Rock Cut at Aspen.|
|Savage: Rocks of Moleen.|
|Savage: Devil’s Gate Bridge and Hanging Rock.|
|Savage: The Old Mill—Early Morning.|
|Savage: Devil’s Gate, Weber Canon.|
|Savage/Manuscript: Devils Gate Weber Cañon.||Same image as previous.|
|Savage: American River from Cape Horn.|
|Savage: West side of East Temple Street.|
|Savage: Utah Central Railroad Bridge—Ogden.|
|Savage: Rock Cut—Green River.|
|Savage: View of the Summit.|
|Savage: Secret Town Trestle, near Gold Run.|
|Savage: Secret Town Trestle Work, near Gold Run.||Same image as previous.|
|Savage: Lake Angeline, on the Summit.|
|Savage: Bloomer Cut, cost $1,000,000 to construct.|
|Savage: Cape Horn, from above.|
|Savage: Rounding Cape Horn.|
|Savage: Cape Horn, looking West.|
|Savage: Rock Cut, above Alta.|
|Savage/Manuscript: Pulpit Rock, mouth of Echo.|
|Savage: Pulpit Rock, with Railroad Track.||Same image as previous.|
|Savage/Manuscript: Tunnel No3 and Weber River.|
|Savage/Manuscript: Tunnell #3 Weber Canon.||Same image as previous.|
|115||Savage: FINGER ROCK, WEBER CAÑON.|
|Savage: Finger Rock, Weber Kanyon.||Same image as previous.|
|Savage/Manuscript: R. R. to ... Utah||Same image as previous.|
|Savage/Manuscript: Finger Rock near the Mouth of Echo||Same image as previous.|
|Savage/Manuscript: Tower Rock, Green River|
|Savage: Witch Rock, from the top.|
|122||Savage: WITCHES’ ROCKS, NEAR VIEW.|
|Savage: Split Rocks|
|Savage: Plum Pudding Rock near Sherman.|
|Savage/Manuscript: Echo City|
|170||Savage: TWIN ROCKS, GREEN RIVER.|
|153||Savage: SPHYNX OF THE VALLEY AND WEBER CAÑON.|
|Savage/Manuscript: Pulpit & Hanging Rock. Echo|
|Savage: Witch Rocks, near Echo City.|
|Savage: Devil’s Slide and Railroad Track.|
|Savage: Shores of Salt Lake.|
|Savage: Narrows of Ogden Cañon.|
|13||Savage: WEST SIDE EAST TEMPLE STREET.|
|Savage: New Tabernacle, 150 feet wide, 250 feet long, 80 feet high|
|Savage: East Side Salt Lake City.|
|Savage: Townsend House.|
|Savage: Front View of Residence of Pres. B. Young.|
|Savage: East Side East Temple Street.|
|Savage: Wahsatch Mountains, from the University.|
|Savage: Central part of Salt Lake City.|
|Savage: Foundation of Temple, Old and New Tabernacles.|
|Savage: Theatre, South End.|
|Savage: Lone Free Rock, Looking Down.|
|Savage: Mouth of the Black Canon of the Colorado.|
|Savage: Bayonet Cactus on the Desert.|
Savage Titles from the Archive:
- 1000 Mile Tree Weber
- American River emptying into Donner Lake
- American River from Cape Horn.
- Bayonet Cactus on the Desert.
- Black Rock - Salt Lake
- Bloomer Cut, cost $1,000,000 to construct.
- Cape Horn, from above.
- Cape Horn, looking West.
- Cape Horn
- Views of the Great West [Cape Horn]
- Central part of Salt Lake City.
- Church Buttes
- Church Buttes from the top.
- Conglomerate Rocks, Echo Cañon [Base Camp, Photographic wagon]
- Devil’s Gate Bridge and Hanging Rock.
- Devil’s Gate, Weber Canon.
- Devil’s GateStation 
- Devil’s Slide and Railroad Track
- Devil’s Slide, Front View
- Devil’s Slide, Weber Canyon
- Devils Gate Weber Cañon.
- View near the Devils’ Gate Weber Valley
- Donner Lake
- East Side East Temple Street.
- East Side Salt Lake City.
- Echo City
- FINGER ROCK, WEBER CAÑON.
- Finger Rock near the Mouth of Echo
- Finger Rock, Weber Kanyon.
- Foundation of Temple, Old and New Tabernacles.
- Front View of Residence of Pres. B. Young.
- Giant Gap - Above Alta, C.P.R.R.
- Green River and Railroad Bridge
- Hardscrabble Cañon, near Weber Station, No. 1.
- Indian Pass, Kannarra Cañon.
- Interior Snow Sheds, near the Summit
- Lake Angeline, on the Summit.
- Levelling Track, near Devils Gate, U.P.R.R.
- View In Logan Kanyon, Utah.
- Lone Free Rock, Looking Down.
- Long Tunnel, CP.RR
- Lookin east under the Hanging Rock, American Fork Canon
- Meeting of the Engines. Laying the Last Rail on the U.P.R.R.
- Monument Rock
- Mormons commencing Tunnel No. 3.
- Mouth of Echo Kanyon
- Mouth of the Black Canon of the Colorado.
- Mouth of Tunnel No. 3.
- Narrows of Ogden Cañon.
- New Tabernacle, 150 feet wide, 250 feet long, 80 feet high
- North Fork American River — above Alta
- One Thousand Mile Tree
- Organ in Tabernacle. 48 feet high, 2000 Pipes.
- Plum Pudding Rock near Sherman.
- President B. Young, born June 1st, 1801.
- Pulpit & Hanging Rock. Echo
- Pulpit Rock, mouth of Echo.
- Pulpit Rock, with Railroad Track.
- R. R. to ... Utah
- Reflectives, Donner Lake
- Residence of Pres. B. Young, from the University.
- Rock Cut at Aspen.
- Rock Cut, above Alta.
- Rock Cut, Green River
- Rock Cut, near Aspen
- Rock Cut—Green River.
- Rocks of Moleen.
- Round House, Colfax
- Rounding Cape Horn.
- Ruin near Devils Gate Bridge
- Scene in Echo Cañon.
- Secret Town Trestle Work, near Gold Run.
- Secret Town Trestle, near Gold Run.
- Shore of Salt Lake, Wahsatch Mountains in the distance.
- Shores of Salt Lake.
- Snow Plow in a Drift, Blockade of 1872
- Snow Shed and the U. P. R. R.
- SPHYNX OF THE VALLEY AND WEBER CAÑON.
- Sphynx of the Valley, Mouth of Echo
- Split Rocks
- The Old Mill—Early Morning.
- Theatre, South End.
- Tower Rock, Green River
- Town of Gold Run
- Townsend House.
- Tunnel No. 4 Echo Cañon
- Tunnel No3 and Weber River.
- Tunnell #3 Weber Canon.
- Tunnel No 3— Weber
- TWIN ROCKS, GREEN RIVER.
- Twin Rocks, Green River.
- Utah Central Railroad Bridge—Ogden.
- View of the Summit.
- Wahsatch Mountains, from the University.
- Weber Bridge. Mouth of Weber Cañon (Winter)
- Weber Canon
- WEST SIDE EAST TEMPLE STREET.
- West side of East Temple Street.
- West side of Salt Lake City
- Western Part of Salt Lake City
- Witch Rock, from the top.
- Witch Rocks, near Echo City.
- Witch Rocks, Weber Cañon.
- WITCHES’ ROCKS, NEAR VIEW.
- [inside RR tunnel]
- [Railroad Water Stop (engine watering tower), CPRR]
Savage titles from the Swackhamer Annex:
[Numbers shown below are not historic numbering.]
List of C.P.R.R./U.P.R.R. Savage Stereographs (incomplete):
based on New York Public Library and private collections
from combined information from Willumson, Kibbey, Palmquist, Swackhamer, Ryan, National Stereographic Association - Holmes Stereographic Research Library, and others.
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