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Picture No 10002085
Date 1849
Description Gold in California 1849
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Two fortune seekers, one man shovelling up washed up dirty water into a cradle, another man pouring water while rocking it all the time. At one end of the cradle is a sieve, where all the dirt and sand is washed through and pebbles are thrown out. Gold brought approximately 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad, between 1848 to 1852.
Source Engraving in 'The Illustrated London News', 17 November 1849, page 325
Credit Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Mary Evans Picture No 10002085 - Two fortune seekers, one man shovelling up washed up dirty water into a cradle, another man pouring water while rocking it all the time. At one end of the cradle is a sieve, where all the dirt and sand is washed through and pebbles are thrown out. Gold brought approximately 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad, between 1848 to 1852.

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