1 photograph : daguerreotype ; half plate, visible image 8.1 x 12 cm.
The Bancroft Library
<physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass. Mat: plain rectangular (double elliptical).</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: floral - vase with grapevines. Material: leather over wood. Dimensions: 12 x 15 cm. Pad: red velvet with embossed motif. Notes: spine label - 703 (from prior owner).</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">"Accompanying note (handwritten, modern, possibly by collector Zelda Mackay): California mining scene of 1850, showing the elaborate diggings and equipment of Jacob Phillips and other gold miners, at Grizzly Flat Eldorado Co., 33 miles south of Placerville (Hangtown.) Jacob Phillips came to Calif. from Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1849, and later returned there to build a fine home. Accompanying note (handwritten, modern, possibly by collector Zelda Mackay): Jacob Phillips went to Calif. from Elizabeth, N.J. in 1849, staked out a claim in the fifties which had been a rich strike. When the mine became exhausted, he sold it in 1865 to his 'in-laws Henry, Merwin and F.A. Massot who later sold it out of the family, and all returned East. With his new found wealth, Jacob Phillips built a fine home in Elizabeth, N.J. I have old deed to gold mine shown in this daguerreotype [which is Mackay's] #703 and #660 [now numbered 1905.16242:085]. [The mine deed is now in the Bancroft collection as BANC MSS C-I 16 Pt. I:44]. Accompanying newspaper clipping (1947) about the Placerville Indian "war"."</physfacet>;;;
Image 2: [Riverbed mining in Grizzly Flats.] (Detail.)
Image 2: BANC PIC 1905.16242:081––DIG
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