Lot 228 of 703:
Pictorial letter sheet, Hutchins' California Scenes 1854  

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Hutching's [sic] California Scenes. The California Indians.

Hutchins, James, engraver

[San Francisco]

Excelsior Print



4 page letter sheet on blue laid paper, with 8 captioned wood-engraved views and accompanying text, three pp. handwritten letter.  (4to) 28x23 cm (11x9").

With three page letter signed by C.M. Hitchcock to Chet George about a dept owed for Draft from New York. Includes eight views: Indian Fandango/dance; gathering acorns; gathering seeds; mode of traveling; burning their dead; catching grasshoppers; grinding acorns and cooking food. Most images show Indian women at work.  This issue does not include publisher credit and copyright date as sometimes found at the foot of the vignette sheet.

Lot Amendments

Paper has been meshed (repaired); some staining, ink bleed from letter to back side; about very good.

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