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Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1829 - 1916

Biography

Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) was an American photographer known especially for his photographs of Yosemite.

Carleton Watkins was born on 11 November 1829 to John and Julia Watkins in Oneonta, New York. He moved to San Francisco with Collis Huntington in 1851 in hopes of finding gold. In San Francisco, he met Robert Vance and began working in his photography studio. He began his own photography business in 1858. He became famous for his many photographs of Yosemite throughout his career. He married Frances Sneed in 1878 and had two children: a daughter, Julia, in 1881 and a son, Collis, in 1883. He began to lose his sight in the 1890s and was thereafter unable to continue his work. He died in 1916.

Citation:
Wikipedia, via WWW, 22 December 2014 (born on 11 November 1829 to John and Julia Watkins in Oneonta, New York; moved to San Francisco with Collis Huntington in 1851 in hopes of finding gold; In San Francisco, he met Robert Vance and began working in his photography studio; It was here that he learned about photography; began his own photography business in 1858; became famous for his many photographs of Yosemite throughout his career; married Frances Sneed in 1878 and had two children: a daughter, Julia, in 1881 and a son, Collis, in 1883; began to lose his sight in the 1890s and was thereafter unable to continue his work; died in 1916)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

C. R. Savage boudoir prints, 1855-1894

 Series — Box: 3
Identifier: MSS P 24 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains boudoir prints produced by Savage, dating from between 1855 and 1894.

Dates: 1855-1894

C. R. Savage cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards, 1852-1918

 Series — Box: 2
Identifier: MSS P 24 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards produced by Savage, dating from between 1852 and 1918.

Dates: 1852-1918

C. R. Savage oversize photographs, 1857-1910

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 24 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains large-format photographs produced by Savage, dating from between 1857 and 1910.

Dates: 1857-1910

C. R. Savage photographs, 1847-1918

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 24 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs produced by Savage, dating from between 1847 and 1918. Also includes photocopies of selected photographs.

Dates: 1847-1918

C. R. Savage stereographs, 1849-1909

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS P 24 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains stereographs produced by Savage, dating from between 1849 and 1909.

Dates: 1849-1909

Carleton E. Watkins stereograph of Yellowstone National Park, 1883

 Series
Identifier: MSS 9007 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains one sepia stereograph taken by Carleton E. Watkins that is part of the "New Watkins' New Series," or "E" series, of Yellowstone National Park. Dated 1883.

Dates: 1883

Collection of Yellowstone National Park stereographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 9007
Scope and Contents

Contains 36 Yellowstone National Park black and white stereographs, with a few duplicates of varying quality. The dates range from 1871 to 1910. The stereographs were produced by several photographers, the main contributors being Joshua Crissman, Henry Bird Calfee, and the Nelson (Nelse) partnership.

Dates: approximately 1871-1910

The Devil's Slide, Weber Canyon, Utah / Carleton Watkins

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8631
Scope and Contents

Materials include one photograph of the Devil's Slide rock formation in Weber Canyon, Utah. The photograph was taken by Carleton Watkins. Materials dated 1855.

Dates: approximately 1855

C. R. Savage photograph collection

 Collection — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 24
Scope and Contents

Contains primarily original prints of photographs by Savage, covering all periods of his career. Of the 839 items, over 750 are clearly Savage photographs. Eighteen other photographers are also named, including Alfred A. Hart, Edw. J. Muybridge, and possibly Carleton E. Watkins photograph. Includes landscapes in Utah and the West, with many in Salt Lake City. Also includes portraits, many of leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with many of Brigham Young.

Dates: approximately 1860-1900

Stereograph of Yellowstone National Park, approximately 1910

 Series
Identifier: MSS 9007 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains a single colored stereograph taken by an unknown photographer in approximately 1910. It is a photograph of a train station at the entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Dates: approximately 1910

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Archival Record 7
Collection 4
 
Subject
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 9
Fine Arts 9
Photographs 7
Landscapes -- Utah -- Photographs 6
Landscapes -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- Photographs 6