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California Gold Diggers.
1849-1850
Printer:Printed by Kelloggs & Comstock , American, 1848 - 1850
Publisher:Published by Kelloggs & Comstock , American, 1848 - 1850
Publisher:Published by D. Needham , American, 1808 - 1888
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 9/16 x 12 7/16in. (21.7 x 31.6cm) Sheet (height x width): 12 11/16 x 15 3/4in. (32.2 x 40cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: A large group of people in the California gold fields. In the foreground, two Native Americans use a rocker system to sluice for gold while a man with a black hat looks on. A woman stands nearby. Other men are digging and washing for gold in a stream and on a mountainside; some are just arriving while others are well-established. Some use shovels. Some use buckets or baskets. A man with a pick ax stands beside a barrel in the right foreground. A tent and a teepee are on a rise in the middle ground near a willow tree.
Inscription: Lithographed title in lower margin: "CALIFORNIA GOLD DIGGERS. / Mining Operations on the Western Shore of the Sacramento River." Accession number inscribed in pencil on verso, lower right.
Object Number: 1994.161.0
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