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California Pictorial Letter Sheet, Hutchings' California Scenes, Methods of Mining

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2891TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 18, 2016 12:00PM


California Pictorial Letter Sheet, Hutchings' California Scenes, Methods of Mining. San Francisco: Hanna & Co., 1855. Uncolored lithograph printed on pale blue wove paper, depicting twelve methods of mining in use in California in 1855, including canals, sinking a shaft, the hydraulic telegraph, sluicing, hydraulic washing, the guyaskutus, toming, ground sluicing, turning the river, panning out, tunneling, and rocking the cradle, inscribed in full on the verso by a man named Calkins, writing from California back home to someone in New York state arranging to send along $100 to settle some debts; old folds, some lighting, some marginal loss, 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

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