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Period print of the California gold rush...
Item # 642922
February 5, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853 The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another halfpg. shows: "Crossing The Ice, On The Hudson River, At Albany".
But the prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned: "Miner Of California Prospecting." (see) which is a rare print of the California gold rush. There is related text as well. Also a print of: "Mr. Shelton, California Botanist, In Traveling Costume".
P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos). Sixteen pages, occasional foxing, untrimmed, nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War