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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 1860s Good Years Bar Sierra California to Marysville Yuba NOT CALLED FOR Straight Line Cover August 18 blue cds (SIE-820) on cover to Yuba County,Marysville Cal. received dated Oct. 3 at back NOT CALLED FOR three word straight line.
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Click for larger image 1856 San Francisco Stabbing of Officer Hopkins by Judge Terry Mounted Battalion Lettersheet Illustrated Stabbing of Officer Hopkins by Judge Terry. General Affray on Jackson Street, on Saturday, June 21st 1856. Mounted Battalion in Motion, Corner of Montgomery and Washington Streets. Printer At Lower For sale At The Daily Town Talk Office measures 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Fifteen minutes after the Vigilance Alarm Bell had sounded, a company of about 100 men,armed with sabres and Revolvers,dash through the streets.
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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 1853 Bangor North Wales Multi Color Lettersheet Denbigshire Town River Bridge Letter Single sheet measures 7 X 8 3/4 inches fully opened,folder style. Original cover to Mrs. A.A. Austin,care of H.C. Bowen #112 & 114 Broadway New York addressed envelope via steamer,postage stamp removed. Melrose Abbey color blue embossed at back flap.
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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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