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Title
Spot where gold was first discovered in California, Placerita Canyon, 1931
Creator
Pierce, C.C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946
Date Created and/or Issued
1931
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 Charles J. Prudhomme, photographer, standing on the spot in Placerita Canyon where the first gold was discovered in California in 1842 by Francisco Lopez, 1931. Prudhomme, who is wearing a striped jacked, vest, shirt, trousers, and bowler hat, points to his left. He has a large white mustache and goatee. He is standing among small piles of rocks. Bushes grow behind him.
Type
image
Format
2 photographs : photonegative, photoprint, b&w
13 x 18 cm., 21 x 26 cm.
negatives (photographic)
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
chs-m15677
USC-1-1-1-14112 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-3021
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m15677
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-3021.jpg
Subject
Men
Gold
Gold mines and mining--California
Mining--First discovery of gold in California--Placerita Canyon
Prudhomme, Charles J., 1854-1934
Historical sites
Time Period
1931
Place
California
Los Angeles
USA
canyons: Placerita Canyon
Source
1-111-; 1-90-536 [Microfiche number]
3021 [Accession number]
CHS-3021 [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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