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Unidentified photographer 
Straw-hatted gold miner 
1850 (ca) 
  
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880 
 
LL/11398 
  
Straw-hatted gold miner identified in pencil behind the image as J. Butler of Fall River MA proudly displaying large hand tinted gold nugget atop a D handle shovel which rests against large mining pick. The shirt has also been tinted to the typical blue of a miners flannel shirt. These shirts normally came in three colors, grey, blue and red. (Matt Isenburg) 
 

 
  
 
  
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