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

Huntington Library. Photo Archives
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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


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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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