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Cartes-de-visite photographs of individuals in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: WA Photos 359

Scope and Contents

Cartes-de-visite photographs, tintypes, and a cabinet card photograph created by photographers in Salt Lake City, Utah of individuals, ca. 1860-1880. Images consist chiefly of portraits depicting men, women, and children. An image by the studio of Fox & Symons depicts the organ of the Tabernacle, probably decorated for the Sabbath School Union Jubilee celebration, July 1874. Other identified images by C. R. Savage depict the exterior of the Tabernacle and a geological feature, known as the Black Rock, on the shore of the Great Salt Lake. Photographers represented include: Marsena Cannon, Charles W. Carter, J. Olsen, C. R. Savage, and the studios of Fox & Symons and Savage & Ottinger, in addition to images by unidentified photographers.


  • circa 1860-1880

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

The entire collection is available in digital form.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Clive Farahar and Sophie Dupre on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2001.


43 Photographic Prints : b&w ; 15.0 x 9.5 cm. on mounts 16.3 x 10.7 cm. and smaller

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

Processing Information

This collection guide was devised from a single-level bibliopgrahic record (created in 2004), folder titles, as well as item-level description records, which were created during the digtitization of the collection.

Guide to the Cartes-de-visite photographs of individuals in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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