RARE Intriguing 1860s California CDV Miner Holding Claim & Bag of Mining Gold?
RARE Intriguing 1860s California CDV Miner Holding Claim & Bag of Mining Gold?
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RARE Intriguing 1860s California CDV Miner Holding Claim & Bag of Mining Gold?

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Interesting 1860s carte de visite of a man in a top hat, with what looks like a bullet? hole in the middle of it and a hand drawn bird sitting on top! The man is holding what appears to be a rolled up map with more hand-drawn symbols ("Bird's Eye View"), and what appears to be a cloth bag with the number 5000 on it. Maybe it's a map of a claim along with a $5000 bag of gold or silver?

There were many mines around Sacramento, where this was photographed. Studio imprint on the back is Reed & Co,117 J Street, Sacramento. An intriguing image, one I have never seen another example of.

4" x 2.5". Very good antique condition with light to normal wear for its age.

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