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Title
Exterior view of the Assay Office at Commercial Street in Nevada City, ca.1900
Creator
Pierce, C.C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1900
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
Photograph of an exterior view of the Assay Office at Commercial Street in Nevada City, ca.1900. The short, darkly-colored Assay Office stands at center on the corner of the intersecting streets. The porch just in front of the office appears to have a white frame with the sign hanging from the top. Tall, lightly colored buildings line the street to the left with Carnes Signs standing just across the street. A man stands on the sidewalk next to another man who sits on a parked automobile on the left. A second automobile is parked at the end of the porch of a tall, lightly-colored building on the far right.
Picture file card reads "The old Assay Office at the end of Commercial Street started in 1853, is still doing business. In the early days of the gold rush the Assay Office was the most important place in town".
Type
image
Format
1 photograph : photoprint, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
chs-m20108
USC-1-1-1-14169 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-20366
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m20108
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-20366.jpg
Subject
Mines and mineral resources
Mining--Nevada County--Nevada City
Buildings
Time Period
circa 1900
Place
California
Nevada City
Nevada
USA
Source
1-112-172 [Microfiche number]
20366 [Accession number]
CHS-20366 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960
USC
chs-m265

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