Gold mining in California, 1859


“Gold-Miners exploring a cavern in the Sierra Nevada, California.”  From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper.  New York: Feb. 12, 1859.  6 x 9 1/4.  Wood engraving.  Very good condition.


Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper continued to issue images of gold mining in California even after the initial frenzy of the gold rush started to subside.  This image show a cavern in the Sierra Nevadas swarming with gold seekers.