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Charles Roscoe Savage
American photographer, born England
Born 16 August 1832 in Southampton, Hampshire, England; died 3 February 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Savage came to America in 1857 and began to photograph in Florence, Nebraska in 1859. Savage settled in Salt Lake City, Utah and set up a studio in 1861. In 1866, Savage photographed his 9000 mile tour of North America. Savage travelled extensively along the transcontinental railroad photographing its construction. He photographed the completion of the railroad at Promontory Point, Utah in 1869. Savage also produced scenic views of the West in cartes-de-visites form. In the 1880s, Savage formed a partnership with a Denver, Colorado publisher Frank S. Thayer, to produce a series of guidebooks to Utah.