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    California Gold Rush: Autographed John A. Sutter Carte-de-Visite. 2.25" x 4" (approximately) vignette CDV of John Sutter, signed on the verso by him "J. A. Sutter". George Johnson of San Francisco back mark. Carte slightly trimmed with light soiling. Bold signature. Partners John Sutter and James Marshall, whose accidental discovery of gold caused throngs of hopeful men to flock to California to seek their fortune in the gold fields, did not strike-it-rich themselves. In a cruel twist of fate both men would end their lives in rather reduced financial circumstances.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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