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    California Gold Digger Print. This hand-colored lithograph measures 10" x 13.5" and is titled "California Gold Diggers. Mining Operations on the Western shore of the Sacramento River". It was published by Kellogg & Comstock of New York and Hartford, and Ensign & Thayer of Buffalo, likely around 1850. The scene is highly-populated and depicts African-Americans, Native Americans and whites all engaged in gold prospecting. A tent and teepee appear on one hilltop. Given such close quarters and the stakes involved, it is not surprising that a fight has broken out, with a soldier attempting to intervene. The colors remain quite varied and vibrant. The clean has been mounted on a thin backing material for conservation purposes and has undergone some professional restoration in the borders. It is both historical and charming, and has Brueghel-esque characteristics.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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