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Photograph Album of Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Other City Views, ca. 1880s
photCL 135  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Photograph Album of Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Other City Views, ca. 1880s
    Dates: ca. 1870s-1880s
    Collection Number: photCL 135
    Creator/Collector: Hart, Alfred A., 1816-1908; Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909; Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912
    Extent: 59 photographs in 1 disbound album; album 34.5 x 43 cm. (14 x 17 in.). See itemized list under "Additional collection guides."
    Repository: Huntington Library. Photo Archives
    San Marino, California 91108
    Abstract: Mostly commercial views of cities and miscellaneous subjects, including images of Mormon figureheads, Salt Lake City, Utah; city scenes of San Francisco; and some views of Native Americans of the Southwest and Great Plains. Also included are posed photographs of Japanese women and men in traditional dress.
    Language of Material: English


    Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact the Curator of Photographs at the Huntington Library.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Photograph Album of Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Other City Views, ca. 1880s. Huntington Library. Photo Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Given by David Magee on October 15, 1962.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photographs of Utah depict Mormon leader Brigham Young; third president of the Mormon Church John Taylor; Salt Lake City; Gardo House; the Mormon Tabernacle; and Paiute Indians being baptized into the Mormon faith by Mormon men. California photographs show Yosemite; the Sierra Nevadas; Oakland; city scenes of San Francisco; and the mansions of Mark Hopkins, George Crocker, Collis P. Huntington, and Leland Stanford. Other photographs are of Paiute Indians, Navajo Indians, Pueblo Indians, Bannock Indians, Niagara Falls, Union Square and Central Park in New York City, and the Central Pacific Railroad. Also included are hand-colored photographs of Japanese women and men in posed scenarios, some with musical instruments. It is unclear whether these photographs were taken in the United States or in Japan. Photographers who contributed to this collection include Alfred A. Hart, B.A. Hawkins, J. Notman, Charles Roscoe Savage, and Isaiah West Taber.

    Indexing Terms

    Bannock Indians
    Central Pacific Railroad Company
    Eagle dance
    Gardo House (Utah)
    Indians of North America--Great Basin
    Indians of North America—Southwest, New
    Navajo Indians
    Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
    Paiute Indians
    Pueblo Indians
    Tabernacle (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    McDowell, Irvin, 1818-1885
    Taylor, John, 1808-1887
    Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
    New York (N.Y.)
    Oakland (Calif.)
    Salt Lake City (Utah)
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
    Photograph Albums

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