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Title
[Mining camp in Coloma, California]
Creator
Taber, W. (active ca. 1891), artist Audubon, John Woodhouse (1812-1862), American, artist (based on original by)
Date Created and/or Issued
[not before 1850]
Publication Information
Bancroft Library
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Collection
Honeyman (Robert B., Jr.) - Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material
Rights Information
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Description
Mining camp with several tents and two wooden houses surrounded by high mountains in distance. This site was apparently located half mile above Coloma (where Sutter's Mill was located) in northwest canyon of American Fork of Sacramento River.
Supplied title. Signature (LR): Taber. Handwritten on mount (modern) (LL): The discovery of gold mining camp; (LR): N[orth] W[est] Canyon, American fork of Sacramento River/1/2 mile above Coloma, May 4. 1850/ from a drawing by [M.R.?] Audobon (James Woodhouse?). Note from Inventory Sheets: Art Department/The Century Co., Older coded catalogue or price numbers on mat and on both sides of drawing's mount; various historical notes (the above apparently transcribed from previous mount). Possibly used for illustration or reproduction.
Type
image
Format
Painting on tinted paper: ink, wash, and gouache 16.8 x 30.6 cm.
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf2j49p1r7
BANC PIC 1963.002:0303--B
Subject
California, Northern
Camping
Dwellings
Frontier & pioneer life
Gold rushes
Mining