Lot 193 of 435:
Pictorial Letter Sheet Amusements in the Mines  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$600
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Sundry Amusements in the Mines
Author:
Place:
[San Francisco]
Publisher:
Lith. & Published by Britton & Rey
Date:
[c.1853]
Description:

Lithograph with 4 images on 1st page of 4-page letter sheet. White wove paper. 20.7x26.7 cm.  (8¼x10¼").

Captivating letter sheet revealing the tedium and occasional excitement of life in the gold country. The illustrations are: A Sundays Amusements (one man standing to hang up wet pants and shirt, another seated, soaking his feet in a stream); A Daily Pleasure (apparently the same two men cooking, in a tent, one seated on bench stirring a bowl, dog and coffee pot, foreground); Occupation on Rainy Days (two men now working at mending boots in a large tent with log fireplace at back); A Pleasant Surprise (the two men discover a bear warming himself at their hearth in the canvas tent). Baird 268.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Fine.
 
Item number:
290323
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