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Four gold miners with shacks and panning equipment

PC005.D02.027 (RS13338)

Description

Daguerreotype features four four gold miners shown amid shacks and mining equipment. They are using a piece of equipment known as a "long tom" that sieves river or lake water from the sand and gold contained in it. Copy Neg # 14744-B.

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Details

Collection Name
Daguerreotypes collection, ca. 1845-1865
Collection Code
PC005
Dates
ca. 1850
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 daguerreotype
Inscriptions
(encl) [note relating attributed history of image]
Dimensions
4 1/4x 5 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
5 1/2x 4 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
5 1/2x 4 1/4x 3/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DagID: 260
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carey
GUSN
253730
Reference Code
PC005.D02.027

Record details

Descriptive Terms
exterior views
gold (metal)
group portraits
men (male humans)
miners
mining
mining towns
occupations
portrait format
portraits
standing
workers
Material Type
daguerreotypes (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
California Gold discoveries
Places
California (United States) (Possibly)
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 127.
Location Note
HGO-01-004-A-5 [Drawer 39 in old database]

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