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pick, miner's

Physical Description:
iron (head material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements:
overall: 3/4 in x 13 in x 8 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 33.02 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
Pick, Miner's
pick, miner's
Place made:
United States: California
Place collected:
United States: California
Subject:
Gold Rush  Search this
Miners  Search this
ID Number:
CL.280280.12
Accession number:
280280
Catalog number:
280280.12
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Cultural and Community Life: Ethnic
Transcontinental Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_676102

[Trade catalogs on Montana gold mines and mining ... ]

Author:
Western Star Mining Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Place:
Montana
Date:
1882
1882-
Topic:
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Call number:
054262
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_737487

Gold Dust Scoop

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/8 in x 11 in x 7 13/16 in; 2.8575 cm x 27.94 cm x 19.84375 cm
Object Name:
scoop, gold dust
Place made:
United States: California
Place used:
United States: California
Place collected:
United States: California, Placerville
Date made:
1875 - 1900
Subject:
California  Search this
Gold Rush  Search this
Miners  Search this
ID Number:
DL.280280.0007
Catalog number:
280280.0007
Accession number:
280280
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Work
Transcontinental Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_305450
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Heading--Chapter XIII "Sutter's Gold"

Artist:
Harry Cimino, born Marion, IN 1898-died Sharon, CT 1969  Search this
Medium:
woodcut
Dimensions:
plate: 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. (5.4 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1926
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Animal\horse  Search this
History\United States\gold rush  Search this
Literature\Cendrars\Sutter's Gold  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charlotte Manzari
Object number:
1969.31.24
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1969.31.24

Heading--Chapter IX "Sutter's Gold"

Artist:
Harry Cimino, born Marion, IN 1898-died Sharon, CT 1969  Search this
Medium:
woodcut
Dimensions:
plate: 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. (5.4 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1926
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
History\United States\gold rush  Search this
Architecture Interior  Search this
Object\other\dish  Search this
Object\furniture\table  Search this
Literature\Cendrars\Sutter's Gold  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charlotte Manzari
Object number:
1969.31.23
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1969.31.23

Torah Mantle

Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
metal (overall material)
silk (overall material)
linen (overall material)
metallic thread (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 34 1/4 in x 15 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in; 86.995 cm x 39.37 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
cover
mantle, Torah
Place Made:
Germany: Baden-Württemberg, Wenkheim
Date made:
1785-1786
Subject:
Judaism  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Migration  Search this
Gold Rush  Search this
Related event:
California Gold Rush  Search this
Related Publication:
Grossman, Grace Cohen, with Richard Eighme Ahlborn. Judaica at the Smithsonian: Cultural Politics as Cultural Model
Myers, Susan H.. Promise of A New Life: Jewish Immigrants in America, 1820-1880, The
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
Gift of Congregation Emanu-El (San Francisco), 1987
ID Number:
1988.0183.001
Accession number:
1988.0183
Catalog number:
1988.0183.001
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Religion
Religion
National Treasures exhibit
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_683368

Heading--Chapter III "Sutter's Gold"

Artist:
Harry Cimino, born Marion, IN 1898-died Sharon, CT 1969  Search this
Medium:
woodcut
Dimensions:
plate: 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. (5.4 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1926
Topic:
Landscape\mountain  Search this
Figure male\waist length  Search this
Animal\horse  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\wagon  Search this
History\United States\gold rush  Search this
Literature\Cendrars\Sutter's Gold  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charlotte Manzari
Object number:
1969.31.20
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1969.31.20

Heading--Chapter VII "Sutter's Gold"

Artist:
Harry Cimino, born Marion, IN 1898-died Sharon, CT 1969  Search this
Medium:
woodcut
Dimensions:
plate: 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. (5.4 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1926
Topic:
Landscape\farm  Search this
Animal\horse  Search this
Figure male\full length  Search this
Landscape\phenomenon\rainbow  Search this
Occupation\farm\sowing  Search this
History\United States\gold rush  Search this
Object\tool\plow  Search this
Literature\Cendrars\Sutter's Gold  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charlotte Manzari
Object number:
1969.31.22
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1969.31.22

["Forty-niner" Street Advertiser in Studio, San Francisco]

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
albumen silver print
Dimensions:
sheet: 7 3/8 x 4 7/8 in. (18.7 x 12.4 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1890
Topic:
Occupation\industry\mining  Search this
History\United States\westward expansion  Search this
Figure male\full length  Search this
Dress\costume\forty-niner costume  Search this
History\United States\gold rush  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1994.91.190
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1994.91.190

The way we prospected it

Maker:
Eickemeyer, Jr., Rudolf  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 11.5 cm x 19.5 cm; 4 17/32 in x 7 11/16 in
overall: 31.5 cm x 40 cm; 12 13/32 in x 15 3/4 in
Object Name:
platinum print
Date made:
1887
Subject:
Men  Search this
Gold Rush  Search this
Animals  Search this
Horses  Search this
ID Number:
PG.004135.B108.13
Catalog number:
4135.B108.13
Accession number:
106456
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr. Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1875884

Gold Nugget

Referenced:
Sutter, John  Search this
Polk, President James K.  Search this
Loesser, Lucian  Search this
Physical Description:
gold (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .7 cm; x 9/32 in
Object Name:
gold nugget
Place Made:
United States: California, Coloma, Sutter's Mill
Referenced:
United States: California, Coloma
United States: California
Date made:
1848
Associated Date:
1848
Subject:
Gold Rush  Search this
Migration  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Related event:
California Gold Rush  Search this
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
ID Number:
CL.135(1861).01
Accession number:
135
Catalog number:
135(1861).01
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Natural Resources
Coins, Currency and Medals
Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_741894

Madagascar - Placer d'Ambodimanga Lavage de l'or à la battée

Creator:
Maison Pierre Ghigiasso (Tamatave)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., col., 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 MG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Madagascar
Date:
ca. 1905
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Madagascar - Place of Ambodimanga - Washing of gold in a pan [: Panning for gold]."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Edition de la Maison P. Ghigiasso, librairie, articles de menage, Tamatave."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-35-08
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Industry  Search this
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Men  Search this
Women  Search this
Streams  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA MG 2012-001-2055
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5806

Madagascar Placer d'Ambodimanga

Creator:
Maison Pierre Ghigiasso (Tamatave)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 MG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Madagascar
Date:
ca. 1905
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Madagascar - Ambodimanga Place."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Edition de la Maison P. Ghigiasso, librairie, literie, Tamatave."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-35-19
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Rivers  Search this
Industry  Search this
Gold mines and mining  Search this
People  Search this
Prospectors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA MG 2012-001-2066
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5817

Madagascar Recherche de l'or par sluice

Creator:
G. M. L.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 MG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Madagascar
Date:
ca. 1905
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Madagascar - Searching for gold through sluice boxes."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Edition G. M. L."
Original hand-written address on verso, "Mme Gaiplette, Tananarive."
Original hand-written text on recto, "Happy memories to all."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-35-21
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Industry  Search this
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Men  Search this
Prospectors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA MG 2012-001-2068
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5819

[Alexander Van Valen Diary] [book], Jan. 1849 to August 1850

Author:
Van Valen, Alexander  Search this
Collection Creator:
Van Valen, Alexander  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 14.0" x 9.1")
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Holographs
Diaries
Place:
San Francisco (Calif.)
California -- Gold discoveries
Date:
1849
Jan. 1849 to August 1850
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Gold  Search this
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books -- 19th century
Holographs
Diaries -- 19th century
Collection Citation:
Alexander Van Valen Papers, 1849-1850, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Alexander Van Valen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0935-ref18
Additional Online Media:

Scénes De La Vie Malagache Lavage De L'Or A La Battée

Creator:
Comptoir Photographique G Bodemer (Majunga)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., col., 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 MG
Culture:
Malagasy people  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Madagascar
Date:
ca. 1906
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Scenes Of Malagasy Life. Washing of gold in a pan [: Panning for gold]." Postmarked and stampted on recto, "Majunga, Madagascar, 27 August 1906."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Comptoir Photographique G Bodemer - Majunga."
Original hand-written address on verso, "Melle M. Bréchaille. Challet du Revetz Conflans Alles Ville Savoie."
Original hand-written text on recto, "Mademoiselle, I send you this card so that you see how the malagasys spend their life sitting."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-35-09
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Industry  Search this
Gold mines and mining  Search this
People  Search this
Streams  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA MG 2012-001-2056
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5807

Madagascar - Nord, Mines d'or l'Andavakoera Ranomafana - Autre Chantier

Creator:
E. Chatard (Diégo-Suarez)  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., col., 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 MG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ranomafana (Madagascar)
Madagascar
Madagascar, -- Antsiranana province, -- Ranomafana
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
Goldmines of Andavakoera near Ranomafana in the North of Madagascar. Original caption reads, "Madagascar - North - Goldmines of Andavakoera. Ranomafana - Other Mining Area."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Diego-Suarez - Edition Chatard."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-35-10
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Rivers  Search this
Industry  Search this
Men  Search this
Gold miners  Search this
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA MG 2012-001-2057
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5808

Madagascar Exploitation de la Société anonyme des Mines d'or de Vahinambo

Creator:
Blion, L., editor  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 MG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Madagascar
Date:
ca. 1903
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Madagascar - Exploitation of the Société anonyme des Mines d'or of Vahinambo." Postmarked and stamped on recto, "Tananarive, Madagascar, 31 December 1903."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "L. Blion, éditeur, Tananarive."
Original hand-written address on verso, "Monsieur Cattanel, Instituteur en retraite à Calviae, par Calviae Dordogue France."
Original hand-written text on recto, "affectionately yours."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-35-18
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Industry  Search this
Gold mines and mining  Search this
People  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA MG 2012-001-2065
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5816

Madagascar Chercheur d'or au travail

Creator:
G. M. L.  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 MG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Madagascar
Date:
ca. 1908
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Madagascar - Gold prospector at work." Postmarked and stamped on recto, "Ivohibe, Madagascar, 7 September 1908."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Edition G. M. L."
Original hand-written address on verso, "Monsieur Louis Bobin. Sergent Major au 9e Colonial 8e Cie Hanoi Tonkin."
Original hand-written text on recto, "My dear Louis. And this health, how is it? Mine is always fine. Only 17 months to serve till it is over. And for you? All the best to your wife and children from me. We have had it for the warrant offices stripes. I leave you with a handshake. Your old buddy."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-35-20
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Industry  Search this
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Men  Search this
Prospectors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA MG 2012-001-2067
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5818

Reuben Moffat Papers

Source:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Former owner:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
1852
Summary:
The collection documents personal correspondence between Reuben Moffat and his father, John Little Moffat. The materials consist primarily of letters written during the year 1852 and detail Reuben Moffat's attempts to obtain a patent for his electric gold washer and magnetic separator invention.
Scope and Contents:
Personal correspondence with Moffat's family members on the subject of family matters and of his invention of an electric and magnetic gold amalgamator and washer.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1852
Biographical / Historical:
Reuben Moffat of Brooklyn, New York, was an inventor seeking to obtain a patent for an "electric gold washer and magnetic separator", which he developed in the years following the Gold Rush. Whether this patent was ever obtained is not discernable from the papers in the collection.
Provenance:
Source of acquisition unknown.

Collected for the National Museum of American History, Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry.) Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Inventors -- 19th century  Search this
Inventions -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1101
See more items in:
Reuben Moffat Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1101
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