Ulysses S. Grant

  • Author: Savage & Co Photographers
  • Date: 1866
  • Medium: Cart-De-Visite
  • Condition: Good
  • Inches: 2 1/2 x 4
  • Centimeters: 6.41 x 10.26
  • Price: $695.00

C.R. Savage (1832-1909), was born in England and after moving to the Untied States in 1856, became one of the foremost 19th century landscape photographers of the western United States. Also, he established himself as a renowned studio portrait photographer, with his studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. His collected and stored many of his original prints, covering all periods of his career, including stereographs, carte-de-visites, cabinet cards, and boudoir prints. The mediums ranged from albumen, collodian and gelatin prints in varying quality. Savage was also a prolific portrait photographer, and his numerous portraits range from Brigham Young and other church leaders to political and cultural leaders of the times.

This carte-de-visite of Ulysses S. Grant was taken in 1866. This was when Congress established a new rank of "General" for Grant, making him the first four star General in U. S. history.
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