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Gold Rush Collection

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Australian Gold Rush prospectors, 1850s

Australian Gold Rush prospectors, 1850s
Australian prospectors panning for gold, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s

Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s
Chestnut Street in Leadville, Colorado, during the mining boom, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Sutters Mill, site of the first gold discovery in California

Sutters Mill, site of the first gold discovery in California
Sutters Mill replica on the American River, where the Gold Rush began, Coloma, California. Digital photograph

Background imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00012

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

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Black Hills gold rush, South Dakota, 1870s

Black Hills gold rush, South Dakota, 1870s
Deadwood City during the Black Hills gold rush, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Chilkoot Pass during the Alaska / Klondike Gold Rush

Chilkoot Pass during the Alaska / Klondike Gold Rush
Alaska/Klondike prospectors climbing to the summit of the Chilkoot Pass, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Klondyke Gold Rush riverboat in Dawson City, 1898

Klondyke Gold Rush riverboat in Dawson City, 1898
First steamer carrying gold out of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush Collection: Dawson City during the Klondyke Gold Rush, 1890s

Dawson City during the Klondyke Gold Rush, 1890s
Gold prospectors crowding Dawson City, Yukon Territory, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Dogsled traveling to the Alaska Gold Rush, 1898

Dogsled traveling to the Alaska Gold Rush, 1898
Prospectors dogsled in a snowstorm to get to the Klondike goldfields, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Clipper ship loading supplies for the California gold fields

Clipper ship loading supplies for the California gold fields
Clipper ship R.B. Forbes in Boston, taking on cargo for California, 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: San Francisco in 1851

San Francisco in 1851
Montgomery Street in San Francisco during the Gold Rush, " with hombres of every description, " 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Fire in San Francisco, 1851

Fire in San Francisco, 1851
Panic on the waterfront during a great fire in San Francisco, 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush Collection: Peddlers in San Francisco, 1850s

Peddlers in San Francisco, 1850s
Hucksters in front of the Empire Saloon during the Gold Rush, San Francisco, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: City of San Francisco during the Gold Rush

City of San Francisco during the Gold Rush
San Francisco during the Gold Rush, seen from the foot of Telegraph Hill, early 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: BUSN2A-00126

BUSN2A-00126
Tunnel in a California mine, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Dawson in 1900, when capital of the Yukon

Dawson in 1900, when capital of the Yukon
Miners and new settlers crowding Dawson City during the Klondyke Gold Rush, 1900. Halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00151

EVNT2A-00151
Prospectors finding gold in a Georgia stream, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00242

EVNT2A-00242
Prospectors working the Gregory gold diggings in the Colorado Rockies, May 1859. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00256

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

Background imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00311

EVNT2A-00311
Henry Biglers diary entry marking James Marshalls gold discovery at Sutters Mill, California, 1848. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush Collection: PUSA2D-00001

PUSA2D-00001
Statue of James Marshall, whose discovery of gold on the American River started the California Gold Rush, Coloma, California. Digital photograph

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Miners smashing into a saloon

Miners smashing into a saloon
Western miners smashing into a saloon. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00114

EVNT2A-00114
Klondike miners weighing their gold in a Dawson City bank, 1898. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Prospectors bringing gold to a Denver bank, 1860s

Prospectors bringing gold to a Denver bank, 1860s
Miners bringing their gold dust to Cooks Bank, Denver, Colorado, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: San Francisco post office during the Gold Rush

San Francisco post office during the Gold Rush
Newcomers line up for their mail at the San Francisco Post Office during the Gold Rush. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush Collection: HSET2A-00021

HSET2A-00021
California migrants last camp on the plains before heading over the Rockies, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: HSET2A-00035

HSET2A-00035
Men around a wagon train campfire at night. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00283

EVNT2A-00283
Prospectors nearing summit of the Chilkoot Pass on their way to the Klondyke gold fields during the Alaska Gold Rush, 1897. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageGold Rush Collection: Prospector trespassing on the Ute Reservation, 1870s

Prospector trespassing on the Ute Reservation, 1870s
White miner caught illegally prospecting on the Ute reservation, Colorado, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush Collection: PUSA2A-00042

PUSA2A-00042
James Wilson Marshall, discoverer of gold in California, with his signature. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century portrait

Background imageGold Rush Collection: PUSA2A-00026

PUSA2A-00026
Joseph Juneau, discoverer of the Gold Creek and Basin Mines, Alaska, holding a gold nugget. Hand-colored woodcut of an illustration

Background imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00176

EVNT2A-00176
Town of Marysville, California, during the California Gold Rush, 1850. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00106

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

Background imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00099

EVNT2A-00099
Prospectors risking the White Horse Rapids of the Yukon River going to the Klondike gold rush 1898. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGold Rush 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 imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00077

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

Background imageGold Rush Collection: EVNT2A-00032

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



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