Includes images of mining camps, mining activities and local
Native American peoples chiefly from areas around Sacramento, Marysville, Nevada
City, Shasta City and Coloma.
Henry B. Brown is believed to have been born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in January
1816. In the early 1840s, Brown worked as a portraitist, engraver, and illustrator.
Brown arrived by ship in San Francisco in May 1851 and set up residence in the Post
Office building where he began working for postmaster Jacob Bailey Moore. In late
1851, Brown left San Francisco to tour the California countryside, making
illustrations of scenery and points of historical interest. Brown travelled through
mining camps and settlements along the Yuba River east of Marysville, and in the
vicinity of Grass Valley and Nevada City.
53 drawings and 26 hand-drawn copies after original drawings : b&w ;
67 digital objects
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