Teapot Rock Stereoview

Charles Roscoe Savage (British, 1832-1909)
Teapot Rock Stereoview c. 1870’s
albumen photographic print on stereograph card
3.375 x 6.875″
Kamm Collection. 2001.471

C. R. Savage was an important and successful photographer of the western frontier in the United States. He produced this stereoview of Teapot Rock, a natural rock outcrop that became a tourist destination. The photograph shows some men perched on a rock in the foreground, dwarfed by the landscape.  Stereographs cards were viewed through an optical device that created a three-dimensional sensation.

The card back reads: “Photographic scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming Territories, Views of the most interesting points on the Union Pacific, Central Pacific, and Utah Central Railroads, Groups of Indians, and portraits of the representative men of Utah, Taken by C. R. Savage, Pioneer Art Gallery, East Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah.”