Photograph Album of Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Other City Views: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Michelle Sanchez.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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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

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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.


Collection Contents

 

Photograph Album

Item  1a

[Advertisement for I.W. Taber (Isaiah West Taber) & Co. Yosemite views, with photos of people and scenery]

Item  1b

[Portrait of Irvin McDowell, major general. Photographer: J. Notman]

Item  1c

“Utah’s Best Crop” [Collage of babies and young children, presumably Utah citizens. Photographer: possibly Charles Roscoe Savage]

Item  2a

Honble. [Honorable] John Taylor [Mistakenly labeled as Brigham Young]

Item  2b

Prest. [President] Brigham Young [Mistakenly labeled as John Taylor] [Photographer: Charles Roscoe Savage]

Item  3

Salt Lake City

Item  4

Temple Block (interior) [1880]

Item  5

Salt Lake City

Item  6

The Tabernacle. Organ 50 feet high

Item  7

Baptism of Indians by Mormons. St. George, Utah [Photographer: Charles Roscoe Savage. Shirwit Indians (a band of the Southern Paiute) being baptized by Mormons in southern Utah, 1875. Man performing baptism is Daniel P. McArthur, President of the St. George, Utah, Stake of the Mormon church. At right with hand on lapel is Sheriff Augustus P. Hardy.) [Source: Alfred L. Bush and Lee Clark Mitchell. The Photograph and the American Indian. p. 55]

Item  8

Black Rock, Salt Lake. Antelope Island in the distance

Item  9

San Francisco from House Road

Item  10

Oakland from McClure’s military academy

Item  11a

Seal Rock, San Francisco

Item  11b

Seal Rock, San Francisco

Item  12

[Union Square, New York]

Item  13a

[Yosemite and Sierra Nevada Mountains]

Item  13b

[Yosemite and Sierra Nevada Mountains]

Item  13c

Central Pacific RR [Railroad]

Item  13d

The Grand Crater [Yosemite]

Item  13e

[Yosemite and Sierra Nevada Mountains]

Item  14

San Francisco

Item  15a

Hopkins Mansion, San Francisco [Site of Mark Hopkins Hotel. Leland Stanford Mansion stands behind Hopkins Mansion]

Item  15b

Crocker Mansion, San Francisco [Site of Grace Cathedral. Collis P. Huntington’s mansion can be seen at right of photograph]

Item  16 S

an Francisco looking west from Telegraph Hill

Item  17

[Central Park, New York?]

Item  18

[Central Park, New York]

Item  19

[New York]

Item  20a

[San Francisco cable car barn]

Item  20b

[San Francisco]

Item  21a

[Niagara Falls]

Item  21b

[Niagara Falls]

Item  22a

[Niagara Falls]

Item  22b

[Niagara Falls]

Item  23a

[Niagara Falls]

Item  23b

[Niagara Falls]

Item  24

[Niagara Falls]

Item  25

[Niagara Falls]

Item  26a

“Venus and Adonis” [Indian couple from unidentified tribe]

Item  26b

Bannack [Bannock] Indians [Two men seated] 26c [Caucasian family outside a log cabin]

Item  27a

The Eagle Dance—Pueblo Indians

Item  27b

[Caucasian and Indian men sitting in yard]

Item  27c

[Indian man standing on rocks]

Item  27d

[J.P. Lower in center of group of Indians. Back row: Buckskin Tim, Ne-gaf, AIt-set-sah, Passoon, Nalaratz, Smoke. Middle row: Chavano, J.P. Lower, Pi-ah. Front of group: Emma, Kop-e-sit] [Photographer: B.A. Hawkins]

Item  28a

Residence of Prest. [President] B. [Brigham] Young. [The Gardo House]

Item  28b

[Indian pottery and ceramic figures]

Item  28c

Navajoe [sic] [Navajo] Indian & hut

Item  28d

Pueblo Indian chief

Item  29a

[Caucasian man and Navajo man with cart of hay]

Item  29b

[Paiute squaws and children. Stereo half attributed to A.A. Hart]

Item  29c

[Navajo woman at loom]

Item  29d

[Navajo hut]

Item  [30-35]

[Blank]

Item  36

[Two Japanese women with possibly a koto and gottan. Hand-colored]

Item  37

[Japanese woman in high shoes. Hand-colored]

Item  38

[Two Japanese women embracing. Hand-colored]

Item  39

[Three Japanese women with fans and musical instruments. Hand-colored]

Item  40

[Japanese. Man pulling woman in rickshaw. Two women talking to woman in rickshaw. Hand-colored]

Item  41

[Five Japanese women in traditional dress. Hand-colored]