Stuart and Carita Kadison collection of C. R. Savage photographs
Scope and Contents
- approximately 1860-1900
- Kadison, Stuart (Collector, Person)
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Charles Roscoe Savage, born August 16, 1832, in England, became one of the foremost 19th century landscape photographers of the western United States, as well as a renowned studio portrait photographer, with his studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. The idea to emigrate from England to Utah undoubtedly began shortly after his 1848 baptism and membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
Savage's immigration in 1856 to New York marked the beginning of his known interest in establishing a photography business. On assignment from the LDS Church he traveled to Florence, Nebraska. His family subsequently joined him in 1860 and Savage established a primitive studio in Council Bluffs, Nebraska. Finally, the family made their way across the country arriving in Salt Lake City on August 29, 1860. The next day he made business arrangements with Marsena Cannon, a daguerreotype photographer and owner of a studio on East Temple. In 1862, with Cannon's departure to St. George, Utah, Savage formed a partnership with George Martin Ottinger. Savage & Ottinger legally dissolved their firm in 1870, and that same year Savage formed the Pioneer Art Gallery, and in 1875, needing more space, he replaced it with the Art Bazaar.
On June 26, 1883, his Art Bazaar burned to the ground, with all of his negatives. After his death on February 3, 1909, another fire in 1911 destroyed all of the negatives from the last twenty-five years of his career. Although his sons continued to operate the business, the Art Bazaar closed its doors permanently on December 31, 1926.
Stuart Kadison was born on November 17, 1923 in Richmond, Virginia to Elliot Theodore Kadison and Rebecca Lesser. He attended the University of Maryland, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1942, and served as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. On June 23, 1946 he married Carita Silverman, and they had three children. Kadison then attended Stanford University, earning a juris doctorate in 1948.
During his career, Kadison worked as a trial lawyer in constitutional law in Los Angeles, California. He served for a time as the president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and as governor of the State Bar of California. He also taught law at Stanford University and the University of Chicago, among other schools. In addition to his work, Kadison also served on foundations and boards related to law as well as the arts. Kadison died on October 22, 2003.
3 items (10 linear ft.)
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
4 oversize boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Carita Kadison; 2004.
- Register of Stuart and Carita Kadison collection of C. R. Savage photographs
- Sarah Flinders
- 2012 August 22
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.