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American River, California
AMERICAN RIVER between Highways 40 and 50, east of Sacramento, California. Gold panning, illustrated here, was the principal means of securing gold in '49. The entire region is rich in lore of the Gold Rush. This scene is near Placerville.
Publisher Union Oil Co. (founded in 1890)
Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Photochrome on card stock.
Not On View
Back: divided. Mint. TOUR THE WEST THIS YEAR WITH 76 UNION GASOLINE
UNION OIL COMPANY’S Natural Color Scenes of the West.
MADE IN U.S.A. 47-J-18
Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)
Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder