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Miners Weighing Their Gold The Dream of a Prospecting Miner

Miners Weighing Their Gold / The Dream of a Prospecting Miner

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Description (Brief)
Black and white print on blue paper of two views in the California mine fields. The upper view depicts three men around a table weighing gold in a balance scale. The lower view depicts a man sleeping on the ground with a rifle beside him. Small images above him show his dreams. The images are on the front of a folded four page letter sheet. The letter inside from a miner to his brother is dated May 21, 1850.
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Object Name
Object Type
Date made
Britton & Rey
place made
United States: California, San Francisco
image: 10 in x 7 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 19.05 cm
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catalog number
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
Communication, letter writing
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National Museum of American History
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