Four gold miners with shacks and panning equipment

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1850

Location Note

HGO-01-004-A-5 [Drawer 39 in old database]

GUSN

GUSN-253730

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mining
exterior views
miners
occupations
portraits
group portraits
men (male humans)
portrait format
standing
gold (metal)
mining towns
workers
daguerreotypes (photographs)
photographs

Inscription

(encl) [note relating attributed history of image]

Additional Identification Number

DagID 260

Physical Description

1 daguerreotype

Collection Code

PC005

Collection Name

Daguerreotypes collection, ca. 1845-1865

Reference Code

PC005.D02.027

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (HxW)(inches)

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3/4 (HxWxD)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carey

Places

California (United States)

Record Details

Material Type

daguerreotypes (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

California Gold discoveries

Accruals Note

W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 127.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-004-A-5 [Drawer 39 in old database]