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    Outstanding Panel Card Image of Bill Holcomb and Early California Pioneers, circa 1880s. In 1860, Bill Holcomb discovered gold in a small California valley near San Bernardino which today carries his name. More gold was taken out of Holcomb Valley per square mile than anywhere else in Southern California. Holcomb is pictured here with four of his friends, also early California pioneers. They include John Brown Sr. and John Brown Jr., George Miller, and BB Harris, who served as Mayor of San Bernardino in the late 1880s. The group is posed in a studio setting, each man displaying his long gun. Several of the men wear powder horns; Holcomb sports a Bowie knife in his belt. Photo measures 9.5" x 7.5" and is affixed to a plain cardboard mount, with handwritten names beneath each subject. Photographer unknown. This photo would be an excellent addition to any mining or California collection! From the Emory A. Cantey Western Collection.

    Condition:
    Mount is age toned with moderate wear to edges and corners; tear at lower edge does not affect image. Staple holes at upper and lower edges. Very good.


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