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Title
California Gold
Contributor
Currier, Nathaniel, 1813-1888
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1849]
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
1999-0330.
The caption reads: "An accurate drawing of the famous hill of gold, which has been put into a scow by the owner, and attached to a Sperm Whale who is now engaged in towing it around the Horn for New York." A man sits on the rock under an umbrella holding the reins of the whale which is blowing water from its spout. The title was misspelled and an "r" inserted in the word "California"
Nathan Currier published this or a similar illustration as a lithograph in 1849.
Negative, no. 24,770 (4 x 5 in. b/w, and color transparency)
Type
image
Format
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
1 drawing : ink, pencil, and watercolor ; 9 x 11 1/8 in.
Identifier
(C)001378734CSL01-Aleph
(DRA)VVV-1978
Language
English
Subject
Gold mining--California
Drawings
Cartoons (Commentary)
Place
California

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