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California Gold Rush Town with a Daguerrean Room
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate
Private collection of Greg French
The daguerreotypist used a correcting prism to obtain the right-reading aspect of the signs in this California Gold Rush town.
Published in Silver and Gold: Cased images of the California Gold Rush, by Oakland Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art, E.B. Crocker Art Gallery (authors), with Drew Heath Johnson and Marcia Eymann (editors), University of Iowa Press, 1998. The last page of this seminal book is devoted to this particular daguerreotype.