Content/DescriptionRight reading view of a mining site with men stopping work to pose.
[California gold rush era river mining scene.]
Full Collection Name
Cased photographs and related images from The Bancroft Library pictorial collections, circa 1845-circa 1870
BANC PIC 1995.045--CASE
1 photograph : ambrotype ; half plate, visible image 11.2 x 8.2 cm.
The Bancroft Library
Accompanying notes from a previous owner indicate uncertainty as to location. It was thought to be a view of Coloma, but there is disagreement whether this type of water-wheel was present there. Dutch Claim at Poverty Bar has been suggested as a likely location.
<physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, preserver. Plate: clear glass with asphaltum backing. (Later cloth backing removed and stored separately.) Mat: rectangular (double elliptical). Cover glass: added glass. Preserver: decorative.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: geometric. Material: leather over wood. Dimensions: 15.2 x 12.1 cm. Pad: green velvet with embossed motif. Note: case in poor condition, with cover unhinged.</physfacet>;;;
ProvenanceFormerly in the John Dench[?] collection.
Researchers may make free and open use of the UC Berkeley Library’s digitized public domain materials. However, some materials in our online collections may be protected by U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Use or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use (Title 17, U.S.C. § 107) requires permission from the copyright owners. The use or reproduction of some materials may also be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, privacy and publicity rights, or trademark law. Responsibility for determining rights status and permissibility of any use or reproduction rests exclusively with the researcher. To learn more or make inquiries, please see our permissions policies (https://www.lib.berkeley.edu/about/permissions-policies).