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    CALIFORNIA "GOLD MINER" STANDING WITH MARYSVILLE GENTLEMAN. 1850s These rare daguerreotypes taken in the 1850's by both known and unknown makers portray the men and women through untold tales of those that went west to seek their golden fortunes. These Images preserve the expressions of hope and uncertainty in this unforgiving land.
    This quarter-plate cased daguerreotype is of a miner with a two-piece gold-tinted eagle belt buckle and leather belt, shaking hands with what appears to be a prominent gentleman from Marysville. The miner has a typical shirt and hat. The business man standing next to him has a gold watch fob with a gold nugget hanging on the end, very nicely tinted. On the inner case printed on velvet, "R. H. Vance Premium Daguerrean Galleries, San Francisco, Sacramento & Marysville." The image has great contrast, partially cleaned, with light scratches. The daguerreotype has a broken seal but the case is in very fine condition.
    From The William A. Turner Collection.

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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