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Title
Winter in the Mines
Date Created and/or Issued
[between 1850 and 1859]
Publication Information
San Francisco : Hutchison & Rosenfield
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
2007-0442a. Front -- 2002-0442bl. Verso.
PRINTS: LETTERSHEETS: WINTER IN THE MINES
Manuscript letter from a gold miner to his wife written on the verso of a California Pictorial Lettersheet called "Winter in the Mines", illustrated by Charles Nahl. The lettersheet contains seven illustrations and explanatory lines of verse beneath each one.
The illustrations show miners working in the rain -- a barroom scene -- two miners and a stubborn mule -- miners eating around a cabin fire -- a dejected miner in the snow, money gone -- a miner and his wife lost in the snow -- a dead miner, his dog howling over him.
The miner's letter was dated September 30, 1859. Written by C.L. West from Jackson's Claim, Butte County, the letter sends details of his life including the hardships faced by miners, the high prices for goods, the local weather, and his loneliness.
Type
image
Format
Pictorial works.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
1 print : lithograph ; 15 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.
Identifier
(C)001387757CSL01-Aleph
(DRA)VVW-1055
Subject
Gold miners--California--Butte County
Women--California
Winter--California
Butte County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Prints
Pictorial lettersheets
Place
California
Butte County
Butte County (Calif.)

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