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Prospector Collection

Background imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector Collection: EVNT2A-00012

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

Background imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector Collection: EVNT2A-00256

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

Background imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector Collection: Santa Fe Railroad ad for travel to Arizona

Santa Fe Railroad ad for travel to Arizona
Arizona prospector and the Grand Canyon featured in a Santa Fe Railroad ad, circa 1900. Hand-colored woodcut of an illustration

Background imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector Collection: GAFR2A-00047

GAFR2A-00047
Swan Hotel in the diamond-mining region of South Africa, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageProspector Collection: GAFR2A-00048

GAFR2A-00048
Prospectors working the diamond diggings near Colesberg, South Africa, 1872. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageProspector Collection: GAFR2A-00053

GAFR2A-00053
Native workers descending into a diamond mine near Johannesburg, South Africa, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector Collection: EVNT2A-00176

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

Background imageProspector 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 imageProspector Collection: EVNT2A-00106

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

Background imageProspector 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 imageProspector 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 imageProspector Collection: EVNT2A-00077

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

Background imageProspector Collection: EVNT2A-00032

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

Background imageProspector 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

Background imageProspector Collection: BUSN2A-00236

BUSN2A-00236
Mule train going into the silver mines of Colorado. Hand-colored haltone of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageProspector Collection: Prospectors cabins, California Gold Rush

Prospectors cabins, California Gold Rush
Miners camp in Boston Ravine, Grass Valley, during the California Gold Rush, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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