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1849 Collection

Background image1849 Collection: Panning for gold, California

Panning for gold, California
Reenactor panning for gold on the American River, where the Gold Rush started, Coloma, California. Digital photograph

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00012

EVNT2A-00012
Prospectors panning for gold in the California Gold Rush. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: California Gold Rush prospectors

California Gold Rush prospectors
California prospectors washing gravel in a stream, looking for gold. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: Prospectors landing in San Francisco during the Gold Rush

Prospectors landing in San Francisco during the Gold Rush
Gold-seekers arriving in San Francisco to head for mining regions, 1848. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00256

EVNT2A-00256
California Gold Rush miners in a gambling saloon playing faro. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: Prospector in the California Gold Rush

Prospector in the California Gold Rush
California prospector hoping to strike it rich. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2C-00012

EVNT2C-00012
Prospector panning for gold near Sutters Mill in the American River, Coloma, California. Composite of hand-colored woodcut and digital photograph

Background image1849 Collection: HSET2A-00102

HSET2A-00102
Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in 1849. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by Frederic Remington

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00158

EVNT2A-00158
Sutters Fort in the 1840s when it became the center of the California Gold Rush. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00199

EVNT2A-00199
Gold seekers en route to the California Gold Rush on a clipper ship in fair weather, 1849 or 1850. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: Battle of San Gabriel, California, 1849

Battle of San Gabriel, California, 1849
US marines, sailors, dragoons, and volunteers hold off Mexican attack, Battle of San Gabriel, US-Mexican War, 1849. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00213

EVNT2A-00213
Prospectors traveling to the California gold regions crossing through jungle on the isthmus of Panama, 1849 or 1850. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00220

EVNT2A-00220
Gold Rush prospectors washing sediments from a stream to find nuggets in California. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00175

EVNT2A-00175
Prospectors finding gold in a stream during the California Gold Rush. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00173

EVNT2A-00173
Prospectors traveling a rough road to the gold regions of California. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00106

EVNT2A-00106
Prospectors panning for gold during the California Gold Rush. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00096

EVNT2A-00096
Sutters Mill, site of James Marshalls discovery of gold in California, 1848. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00077

EVNT2A-00077
Prospectors looking for new diggings during the Gold Rush, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00032

EVNT2A-00032
Miners ball during the California Gold Rush. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th century painting

Background image1849 Collection: EVNT2A-00005

EVNT2A-00005
Prospector washing pebbles from a stream using a cradle device to sparate gold nuggets. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration


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