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William Shew 
[Mining scene in rocky diggings near Lincoln, California, with 39 miners.] 
1849-1855 (ca) 
  
Daguerreotype 
Bancroft Library, University of California Berkely 
BANC PIC 1905.16242:075--CASE 
  
 
LL/101891 
  
Attributed to William Shew by collector Zelda Mackay. No evidence is present, and her assigned date of 1849 (itself suspect) is prior to Shew's 1851 arrival in California.
 
View of thirty-nine miners working in rocky riverbed. Some mining equipment visible (cradles, shovels, and a structure at left). Figure in white suspenders has been identified as William Pickett. 
 

 
  
 
  
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