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Click for larger image Sacramento Cal. 12 June / 40 rate large cds with integral rate on cover to Port Byron, New York, also 40 pencil notation and per Columbus, U.S. (mail steamer) senders directive, July 30 got this pencil docket on the back, undated but necessarily an 1850 use given the postmark type, corner and edge wear, card reinforcement inside. Assuming the senders directive was followed, this cover was carried on the first departure of the non-contract Laws Line SS Columbus from San Francisco on June 18, 1850.
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Click for larger image Argenta Nevada Bower Store Eclipse Windmill Horse Drawn Carriage Rail Road Siding Photo Mount photo measures 8 X 10 inches, tack hole near top center edge, some wear at corners of mount. Argenta siding is now a railroad point for barium from Shoshone Mountains for hay from Humboldt River Ranches.
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Click for larger image San Francisco Fort Vigilant Mass Meeting Constitution and Address Vigilance Committee Lettersheet Two lithograph illustrations Upper Fort with gunnybags in front (left), cannons and guards on roof, signs for, Brown & Crowel. Mills & Vantine, Stoves. A long street perspective with ships, background. Lower square filled with people at left, building with three-story verandah-balconies (filled with people) from which two United States flags are flying. Second page text headed: Constitution and Address of the Vigilance Committee...Adopted, May 15th, 1856. Baird 83, Clifford 79.
Silk centerfold reinforced, restoration to minor tears and a few small chips at blank margins corners. page 2 of double sheet is not pictured with the constitution.

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Click for larger image 1853 Crossing The Plains Illustrated Lettersheet Wagon Train to California Indians Buffalo 13 vignettes on 1 sheet, which are titled Emigrant Train Passing Wind River Mountains, Indians Chasing Buffaloes, Scotts Bluffs , First Night on the Plains, Scene on the Desert; Driving Stock Across the Plains, Sioux Indians, Court House Rock, Chimney Rock, Laramie Peak, California Indians, Ash Hollow, Devils Gate, Castle Rock. Published by Barber & Baker, Sacramento. George Holbrook Baker was a Forty-Niner who worked in mining camps before becoming a Sacramento merchant, a successful newspaper artist and San Francisco lithographer.Sheet measures 8 7/8 X 11 7/8 inches with crease folds,light stain,toning. Good Condition.
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Click for larger image 1853 Mormon Island California Moving to Rhoades Diggings No Post Office Last Letter Salmon Falls April 24 1853 2 page gold Rush Miners writting back home with mention of last Letter went to Salmon Falls El Dorado County. Illustrated Miners ,4 different view Lettersheet Letter signed Marcus Woodward. Folder sheet measures 8 3/8 X 10 1/2 inches,wrinkles at 3 corners, very small paper loss.
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Click for larger image Union Fluming Company Feather River Barber & Baker Gold Rush Illustrated Lettersheet Baird #276,Clifford #287, Sheet measures 9 3/8 X 7 1/4 inches. Barber & Baker Publisher ,Corner of Third and J Sacramento. Ligh stains, small tack holes,near top corners. Active fluming operation.At left,river diverted into new flume coarse,smaller flume at right,Large flume powers many pumps to keep river bed dry. Hill right with a few small buildings, hill left sparsely covered with trees. Feather river located in Butte and Yuba county. This view most likely Bidwell Bar Oroville Butte County.
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Click for larger image 1855 Petaluma Sonoma California Gold Rush Lettersheet Rancho Arroyo De San Antonio 8 1/4 x 10 5/8 inch Petaluma Sonoma California Gold Rush Letter Sheet , printed by Britton & Rey San Francisco.. Wear at left edge. Folder style with (No Letter) blank sheet attached (1 1/2 X 2 3/4 inch paper loss at back blank side of sheet). Light spot toning and wrinkle folds. Office of Rancho Arroyo De San Antonio J.F. Stuart October 1855 at lower center of town view. 1 inch and 1/2 inch tears,lower center folds edge.
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Click for larger image 1897 Magalia Mine Butte Day Shift Miner Candle Stick Hustler Cabinet Photo SF CA Mining cabinet photo by The Hustlers (gallery) San Francisco Magalia Mine located in Mining District Butte County California ,mount measures 4 3/8 X 6 7/8 inches. Lower row man with X below him is Louis Robinson Mercado.. relative to Alexander P. Crittenden (famously murdered by his mistress Laura Fair in 1870)

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