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    Virginia City, Nevada: Large, 1895-Dated, Whimsical Photograph by William Cann. Four women and two men, all dressed as "miners," one woman holding a large gold nugget. Possibly players in a theatrical production or prostitutes playing at being miners. The photographer, who had a studio on "C" Street in the 1880s-1890s, would later move to San Francisco and become famous as a photographer of the legendary Johnson-Jeffries boxing match in Reno and the San Francisco earthquake. The image is a bit light, but otherwise excellent, with aging and a tape mark on the mount as shown. Handwritten 1895 presentation inscription on verso. 11" x 14" including mount.

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    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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