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Talks & Lectures | Charles Savage: Pioneer(ing) Photographer | Leslie Anderson, UMFA curator

Presented by Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Golden Spike 150 at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City UT

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Apr 10 2019
Talks & Lectures | Charles Savage: Pioneer(ing) Photographer | Leslie Anderson, UMFA curator

UMFA curator of European, American, and regional art will lecture on the significance of UMFA’s Charles Savage photographs included in the exhibition Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West.

Salt Lake City photographer Charles Roscoe Savage (1832-1909) recorded the construction of the Union Pacific line in Utah alongside Andrew J. Russell including the wedding of the rails on May 10, 1869. Savvy Savage realized quickly the marketing potential of the momentous occasion, as well as the implications of the modern mode of transportation on Euro-American settlement and tourism. This talk will examine the career of a pioneer(ing) photographer and the global reach of the local motifs he

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