Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs
Object Place: New York, New York, United States
Height x width: 32 7/8 x 40 15/16 in. (83.5 x 104 cm)
Medium or Technique
Hand drawn: pencil and white-out on tracing paper.
Not On View
Design layout without final detail/ “Trail of the Forty-Niners” theme.
“Three methods of mining - pan mining, tunnel mining, flume washing of fine gold.Prospectors of the gold fields with their wealth made their way down to Sutter’s Fort for protection against Indian attacks, then to Sacramento and San Francisco.”
–notation by Walter Mitschke on back of photograph of finished design.
For more description see catalogue: “Early American Historical Events in Mallinson’s Silks”
Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)
Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale