california gold rush

mid-19th century

Description: Mid-19th century "Kitchen Windsor" side chair. From Mendocino. One painted white.

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Chairs received heavy use in the pioneer kitchen...

Doll. Description: Terra cotta (clay) "Frozen Charlotte" doll.

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History: Stiff little dolls like this were mass-produced and sold in dry goods...

Marbles. Description: Group of porcelain marbles, from Yountville, five.

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Object: Five stone marbles, played with in the mid-19th century in...

Toy dishes. Description: Toy saucers, cup, and sugar bowl. Group of white china doll's dishes.White ironstone cup, 2 saucers, and sugar bowl with lid.

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c. 19th century

Soap tray. Description: Ironstone soap tray, stamped "H. Burgess, Burslem."" white

History: Grandparents--John and Catherine Kempf--were pioneers in Chico, California from 1860 til 1915....

19th c.

Jugs. Description: two; brownware, hand thrown, Calif. Assoc. Good condition.

Dimensions: .a 11" hi, 8 1/2" dia. .b 13" hi. Salt-glazed stoneware jug. Stoneware is harder and...

19th c.

Jugs. Description: two; brownware, hand thrown, Calif. Assoc. Good condition.

Dimensions: .a 11" hi, 8 1/2" dia. .b 13" hi. Salt-glazed stoneware jug. Stoneware is harder and...

Faro set. Description:

a. game board, rectangular with curved ends, green felt over wood, leather strap wraps around side held firmly with set screws. 13 card positions painted with...

Scribing guage

Faro set. Description:

a. game board, rectangular with curved ends, green felt over wood, leather strap wraps around side held firmly with set screws. 13 card positions painted with...

c. 1856

Bean kettle. Description: Rusted iron. History: Brought by father of donor's husband, Isaac Johnson, who crossed the plains by covered wagon from Missouri in 1856 to California arriving in...

box. Description: California Patch Box (for snuff) green cover, black base; drawing of "Gold seekers arrival in California" black ink on green surface, highly varnished. From the...

July 1858

magazine. Description: Hutching's California Magazine, July 1858. V. III, No.1. "California Animals" edition. Published in San Francisco, 1856-1861, by Hutchings & Rosenfeld.

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mid 19th c.

Bootjack. Description: homemade, square nails.

late 19th c.

Barrel (cracker?). Description: wooden staves, are marked "WRA Auburn," held in place by 2 wooden hoops at top, one op center, and one at bottom. Part of top clipped. From Newcastle.

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late 19th c.

Cheese box. Description: wooden, painted red, single stave looped and nailed "Extra Cream Cheese" block printed on side. "...California Market Sts. San Francisco" printed on bottom....

19th c.

Skillet. Description: wrought iron, 3 legs, good condition. Dimensions: 11 3/4" dia., 4 1/2" high, handle 12".

late 19th c.

Cup. Description: white glaze with red zebra transfer pattern, coarse pottery.

late 19th c.

Wall box. Description: two holes for hanging; one partition in compartment; pine, round nail construction and made from wood labeled on back "Quong---Penryn," Newcastle Penryn Chinese. Wall-...

c. 1848

3 cups & saucers. Date: c. 1848. Description: white china w/ gold band on edge. Purchased by Eliza Lang Harmon Perkins before her marriage in 1848.

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c. 1848

3 cups & saucers. Date: c. 1848. Description: white china w/ gold band on edge. Purchased by Eliza Lang Harmon Perkins before her marriage in 1848.

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19th century

carpenter and blacksmith's tools. Description: From Mother Lode - 19th Century. Blacksmith's tool. large dutch oven.

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Object: Cast iron pot,...

1853

Carpet bag. Description: floral design - 25" x 17" used by William Ludwig (donor's great-grandfather) in 1853 to carry gold from California to purchase sheep in Ohio. Wm. Ludwig...

c. 1900

Tea tin. Description: red with/wholesale bldg. printed on front, crayon over that, needs cleaning, hinged lid, Front reads "Great American Importing Tea Co., Wholesale Building, 52 & 54...

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