The Miner's Ten Commandments
11.25 in HIGH x 9.25 in WIDE
(28.57 cm HIGH x 23.49 cm WIDE)
Museum Donors' Acquisition Fund

BC: Sun Print San Francisco/ Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1853, by James M. Hutchings, in the Clerk's Office of the U.S. District of California. Orders pre paid, addressed "Box H, Placerville, El Dorado Co., Cal."
Gold Fever! The Lure and Legacy of the California Gold Rush. Jan 24, 1998 - Oct. 31, 1999

Lettersheet,. Description: "The Miner's 10 Commandments" blue paper. (Info. from California Pictorial Letter sheets, 1849 - 1869. Publ. David Magee: S.F. 1967) p. 129 of Catalogue, No. 167: "H. Eastman Del (in top left block, 1.1.) Anthony & Baker (in top center block, l.l.). Sun Print, San Francisco. Orders, pre paid, addressed "Box H Placerville, El Dorado Co., Cal." entered...1853, by James M. Hutchings...Calif. letter sheet, The Miner's Ten Commandments: Eleven vignettes: Top, center: Elephant points with trunk at sign for Ten Commandent(sic) on cabin; miner looks on. At sides and bottom, other vignettes: No. I.: Miner holding shovel aloft, staking claim; another miner nearby: No. II.: miner "jumping a claim," other miners in background; No. III.: a gambling "hell", woman and children standing plaintively in doorway; No. IV: miners at Sunday tasks; No. V.: peaceful domestic scene in miner's former home; No VI.: men drikging in a rude tavern: no. iII.: men discouraged at lack of results from panning; No. VIII.: men by a stream; hanged man, across stream; No. IX.: two miners, foreground; man being shot, background: No. X.: courtship and/or marriage (All known letters date from 1854.)
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