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Click for larger image 1897 Landing Supplies with Lighter on the Beach at Skagway Alaska By Curtis Two Asahel Curtis Photos #224 Landing supplies by lighter on the beach at Skagway Alaska. measures 8 3/4 x 10 3/4 inch mount size.
The other image #124 is unidentified,the man with back pack going up the mountain trail,has what appears to be a tripod or stand in his pack. same size mount.

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Click for larger image 1863 Jackson Valley Ione Amador 10c PSE to Vermont 8 Page Letter Copper Mine Quartz Vein Two letters from brother and sister to mother and parents both dated march 23 1863 ,4 page letter signed by Elizabeth talks about brother and Uncle from Volcano who is a prospector. In the Town of Ione and vicinity,there have been a great many deaths, among old and Young. Chills and Fever,Scarlet fever,Measles,Hooping cough and small pox have been prevailing diseases. Scotty is a great stout boy running out all the time and tanned as bad as an Indian. 4 page Letter signed by Jesse mentions 2 1/2 acres of grapes,Besides Fig trees,pear and apple tree raised from seeds you sent,will bear fruit this season. If silver,gold and copper can make a country rich. California will be rich. Prof. Whitney the state mineralogist state 10,000 men are engaged in mining for copper, and 9/10 of labor is thrown away. Last page with description of his mine with vein from 1 inch to 4 ft thick. Hand drawn vein with general position and depth.
id #4814
Click for larger image 1909 Coram J O Porter Stage Near Balaklala Mine To Boyer Oak Shasta California Photo Postaly used April 10 1909 Shasta County California photo post card with some wear at corners. Manuscript title at lower of image J.O Porter Stage Near Balaklala Mine,J.O. Driving. Addressed to Miss Laura Boyer Oak Shasta Co.Ca.

id #4813
Click for larger image 1920 Santa Rosa CA Rural Cemetery Vigilante Hanging 3 San Francisco CA Men Photo Post Card Postaly unused Santa Rosa Sonoma County California photo post card with some wear at corners,stains,upper right corner bend. Dirty at back. (AZO BACK)... SOME History... December 10, 1920, Three men, Terrance Fitts, Charles Valento and George Boyd, were members of the notorious Howard Street Gang of San Francisco. They had assaulted two women in San Francisco and had fled to Santa Rosa to hide out from the law. But on December 5, 1920, Sonoma County Sheriff, James Petray, and two San Francisco detectives were shot dead while attempting to capture the three fugitives who were holed up in a home on 7th Street in Santa Rosa. The three fugitives were arrested for the murders of the Sheriff and the two San Francisco detectives and were taken to jail. But before a trial could be held, on December 10th, a mob of masked vigilantes broke the three men out of jail, drove them to Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery and hanged them from a tree branch.

id #4812
Click for larger image 1914 Marysville CA Hong Kong China Letters 49 Years a Cook for W.T Ellis Family Yuba County Mount photo of Yuen Yeck Bow (better known as Jack Ellis) Cook for W.T. Ellis Sr. for Forty-nine years. manuscript in pencil at back of mount Yuen Yeck Bow (Jack Ellis) Sailed for Home June 12th 1913. 3 letters after going back home to China to Ellis Jr.. Two Decker Jewett Marysville Exchange for money sent to Jack. From 1864 until the end of Ellis life, the employed a Chinese cook Yuen Yeck Bow,Cook and Family manager for the banker John J. Jewett and before that injured in The Sierra Mountain during the construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. Jack Ellis worked from 1864 to 1913 for the Ellis Family,In 1913 W.T. Ellis Sr passed away and Yuen Yeck Bow took leave of the family and returned to China. He lived both in Hong Kong and Kungyifow and the province of Goungdong. While there he wrote letters back including news about Yuen and His Family and also request for money. The larger photo of Jack with Gold Watch of W.T. Ellis SR. given to Jack before return to China, also a photo from Jack in Feb. 1915 in China. More to this story is written in Book Memories,My SeventyTwo Years in the Romantic County of Yuba by W.T. Ellis, Printed by J. H. Nash, 1939.
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Click for larger image 1887 Wilson Bros Co Buffalo Bill Gun Best Toy Gun Made Illustrated Buffalo Hunt Ad Cover March 11 1887 New York canceled overall Illustrated advertising at Back of cover . Toy gun shoots every thing arrows,peas,beans,sticks,marbles etc..
id #4810
Click for larger image 1878 San Franisco CA Dry Dock Co $1000 Bond 1 Printer Bosqui Comstock J. Flood One Thousand dollar Gold Bond number 1 Issued to bearer May 14th 1878. Signed by Oliver Eldridge, President, and W. C. Gibbs, Secretary. Vignette of a dry dock located along the shore of San Francisco Bay, top center under company name. Black border and print. Gilt seal. Uncancelled. Printed by E. Basqui, San Francisco, 15 3/4 X22 1/2 inches, 20 coupons attached. Endorsed on reverse by J. C. Flood and William Alvord. James C. Flood was one of the great San Francisco entrepreneurs that successfully rolled into fortune. The owner of a saloon located right next to the San Francisco Stock Exchange, Flood along with his partner William O Brien soon became fast friends with John Mackay and James G. Fair, great speculators on the Comstock Lode. In 1868 Flood and O Brien opened a stock brokerage firm and, Flood took over the Nevada Bank of San Francisco, at one time the largest bank on the West Coast. Alvord was a key partner to Huntington, Hopkins, and Stanford as part of the Big Four. He was involved with most of the successful early railroads of California including the Placerville Railroad. He was at one time the president of the Bank of California. signature of one the famous Bonanza Kings, James C. Flood.
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Click for larger image 1876 Georgia Ann Leak Armless Seamstress Scissors Between Toes Unusual Photo CDV CDV photo mount measures 2 1/2 X 4 1/8 inches. SOME INFO FOUND ABOUT Ann E. Leak. ---Ann E. Leak the armless wonder.
Anns home town Griffin, Georgia the Southern Herald published a detailed account of what to expect during her show. she crochets, braids hair, embroiders, writes, sews, and uses scissors, knife, fork, tumbler, etc., with as much ease and comfort as though blessed with hands, Other similar promotions in print mention demonstrations of knitting along with crochet.

id #4808
Click for larger image 1900s Mokelumne Hill Calaveras Louis Baldwin Hotel West Centre Street 9X11 Phoo Original Vintage Mokelumne Hill Calavteras California Baldwin Hotel mount photo,stains at lower and right of mount,measures 9 X 11 inches. Very nice image, building stands today as a private residence.------Some Info------- Owner Charles Gardella,lower basement latter had a Undertaking parlor downstairs and the living up stair. In 1909, Charles Gardella wife, Lenora divorced Gardella and took the younger children with her. She remarried, but their older sons stayed near their father. John Gardella (1888-1956), Charles son, eventually opened the Gardella Mortuary in the downstairs portion of the house in the basement. He was the County Coroner and a mortician for over 48 years.

id #4807
Click for larger image San Andreas Mokelumne Hill Hydraulic Mining Old Woman Gulch Calaveras CA 9X11 Mt Photo 2 Photos Calaveras County California Hydralic mining and mine,Man standing near entrance of mine leaning with his rifle, Men at Monitor. Mounts measure 9 X 11 inches.

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