Charles Roscoe Savage photographs of Utah, California, Oregon, and Colorado landscapes and Ute Indians, circa 1875-1890

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.163
Creators:
Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909
Dates:
circa 1875-1890
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
15 mounted prints
albumen (includes cabinet cards)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Charles Roscoe Savage, most of which depict landscapes and natural rock formations in Utah, California, Oregon, and Colorado. The collection also includes portraits of Ute Indians and images of Ontario Mill and railroad tracks leading into a town. Most of the cards are stamped with the name of Savage's studio, the Art Bazaar.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Charles Roscoe Savage (1832-1909) was an English-born photographer in Salt Lake City, Utah. He immigrated to the United States around 1856, shortly after becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After spending time on assignment for the church in Nebraska, he settled in Salt Lake City in 1860 and went into partnership with Marsena Cannon, a daguerreotype photographer and studio owner. When Cannon left Salt Lake City in 1862, Savage partnered with George Martin Ottinger under the name Savage & Ottinger. When that partnership dissolved in 1870, Savage opened the Pioneer Art Gallery, which he renamed Art Bazaar in 1875. Starting in May 1869, Savage also became a photographer for the Union Pacific Railroad, a project that continued almost to his death. Most of Savage's negatives were destroyed when the Art Bazaar burned, first in 1883 and again after his death in 1911.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 163
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USNM ACC 24548

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 163, Charles Roscoe Savage photographs of Utah, California, Oregon, and Colorado landscapes and Ute Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 82-3.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs in accession 24548, previously filed in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, and Photo Lot 125, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 163. These are also Savage photographs collected by Lewis Engel and form part of this collection.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Savage can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 79, Photo Lot 140, Photo Lot 90-1, and Photo Lot 92-3, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs collected by Lewis Engel can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24 and Photo Lot 37.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts collected by Lewis Engel can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in accessions 21428, 24548, and 24232.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University holds a collection of Savage photographs (MSS P 24).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Savage also held by Utah State University and Southern Methodist University.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated to the United States National Museum by Lewis Engel in 1891 (accession 24548). Two photographs transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by the National Museum of American History's Division of Domestic Life, Cultural History, in 1981.

Keywords
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Mariposa Grove (Calif.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ute Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Fork Canyon (Utah) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hanging Rock (Colo.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mirror Lake (Mariposa County, Calif.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Big Cottonwood Canyon (Salt Lake County, Utah) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Witch Rocks (Utah) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Indians of North America -- Great Basin Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/