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    Daguerreotype of a California 49er With Knife and Guns

    An excellent daguerreotype of a California settler, recently removed from the city, nicely dressed and armed up for the rugged territory he is staking out for himself. An excellent image with total clarity, the man wears his New Orleans Gorham Bowie knife and small pistol in his belt as he leans on his Hawken muzzle-loader equipped with a sling. The daguerreotype has an angular composition and is striking in the pose of the man, his stare fixed on the camera, obviously anxious to get to the gold mines. In a leather tooled case, the photo is in very good condition with some repair to the binding of the leather case. From The William A. Turner Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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