Photograph of Heber J. Grant
Scope and Contents
Framed, bust portrait photograph of Heber J. Grant. The photograph is a reproduction of an original. It is attributed to C. R. Savage. The original photograph is dated approximately 1890-1910. The reproduction is dated approximately 1920-1940.
- between 1920 and 1940
- Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909 (photographer, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research. Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Photograph of Heber J. Grant must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Biographical / Historical
C.R. Savage (1832-1909) was a photographer of the American West in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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.
1 photograph (2 linear ft.) : black and white ; 97 x 79 cm
Language of Materials
The photograph hung in the Burley Idaho Stake Center for many years. The donor, Lewis Church, acquired it when it was being thrown out sometime in the late 1900s. He donated in to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 2014.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Lewis Church; 2014.
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2014.
- Church Government
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Presidents -- Portraits
- Church officers -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Photographs
- Church officers -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Portraits
- Grant, Heber J. (Heber Jeddy), 1856-1945 -- Portraits
- Register of Photograph of Heber J. Grant
- Anne Ashton
- 2014 October 14
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.