Lot 27 of 413:
Signature of the Discoverer of Gold in California  

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Title:
Souvenir card signed by James Marshall, the discoverer of gold in California

Author:
Marshall, James W.

Place:
No place

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Date:
c.1880

Description:

Printed card with small oval view of the Old Sutter Mill. 7x13.5 cm (2¾x5¼").

Printed at top "Autograph of" and beneath a printed rule "The Discoverer of Gold in California. January 19th, 1848. Boldly signed on the line by James W. Marshall who is credited with the discovery of gold in California while working as a carpenter constructing a saw mill on the American River for Johan Sutter. Neither Marshall or Sutter ever profited from the gold find and in his later years Marshall had these cards printed and supplemented his income by their sale.


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Condition:
Mild toning, a hint of rubbing at edges, very good.


 
Item number:
318704
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