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Born: Charles Roscoe Savage 
Other: Charles R. Savage 
Joint: Savage & Ottinger 
Dates:  1832 - 1909
Born:  England, Southampton
Died:  US, UT, Salt Lake City
Active:  US
 
  
English-born photographer who emigrated to the USA in the winter of 1855-1856. He became a prominent photographer of the American west, being the first to photograph the landscape of what would later become Zion National Park. He photographed in Utah with George Ottinger and took one of the seminal photographs of the American West when he recorded the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit on May 10, 1869.

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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer.Show on this siteGo to website
Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

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Charles R. Savage - Stereograph catalog 
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Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum (www.cprr.org) 
  
 

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The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London 1979 The Photograph Collector’s Guide (London: Secker and Warburg) p.230-231 [Long out of print but an essential reference work - the good news is that a new edition is in preparation.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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