c 1848-52 Panning for Gold in California, Mokelumne River


Very detailed view of “GOLDDIGGINS ON THE MOKELUMNE RIVER in California” from Meyers Universum.  Steel engraving with later hand-coloring. Published in New York and Hildburghausen, c. 1848-52.  Image Size: 4 1/8 x 6''.


Following the discovery of gold at Coloma (Sutter's Mill) in 1848, an influx of miners and adventurers (the “forty-niners”) came to the state (admitted in 1850). This prospect of gold captured the imagination of people throughout the world. 

Presented in an archival 11 x 14'' mat

  • Inventory# V-2398