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Photograph Album of Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Other City Views: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Photograph Album of Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Other City Views
    Dates (inclusive): approximately 1870s-1880s
    Collection Number: photCL 135
    Extent: 59 photographs in 1 disbound album; album 34.5 x 43 cm. (14 x 17 in.)
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This disbound album contains 59 photographs consisting mostly of commercial views of cities and miscellaneous subjects, dating from circa 1870s-1880s, 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. Photographers who contributed to this collection include Alfred A. Hart, B.A. Hawkins, J. Notman, Charles Roscoe Savage, and Isaiah West Taber.
    Language: English.
    Note:
    Finding aid last updated on October 16, 2014.

    Access

    The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.  

    Administrative Information

    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. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of David Magee on October 15, 1962.

    Scope and Content

    This disbound album contains 59 photographs consisting mostly of commercial views of cities and miscellaneous subjects, dating from circa 1870s-1880s, 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.
    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

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    McDowell, Irvin, 1818-1885 -- Portraits.
    Taylor, John, 1808-1887 -- Portraits.
    Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 -- Portraits.
    Central Pacific Railroad Company -- Photographs.
    Gardo House (Utah) -- Photographs.
    Tabernacle (Salt Lake City, Utah) -- Photographs.
    Bannock Indians -- Photographs.
    Baptism -- Photographs.
    Eagle dance -- Photographs.
    Indians of North America--Great Basin -- Photographs.
    Indians of North America—Southwest, New -- Photographs.
    Japanese--Women--1800-1900 -- Photographs.
    Mansions—California -- Photographs.
    Navajo Indians -- Photographs.
    Paiute Indians -- Photographs.
    Pueblo Indians -- Photographs.
    Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Photographs.
    New York (N.Y.) -- Photographs.
    Oakland (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Salt Lake City (Utah) -- Photographs.
    San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Photographs.

    Forms/Genres

    Photograph Albums.
    Photographs.
    Portraits.

    Photographers

    Hart, Alfred A., 1816-1908, photographer.
    Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909, photographer.
    Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912, photographer.