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AUCTION 20

166. [CALIFORNIA PICTORIAL LETTER SHEET]. Dividing the Pile [upper] | Hard Road to travel. [lower] | Lith & Pub. by Britton & Rey, Cor Mont & Comml. Sts. [Baird 54] From the Britton & Rey numbered series (“7”).

Two illustrations. Upper: four men at a table in a cabin, one stands at left and weighs gold dust over a gold pan; of the three seated, one watches the weighing carefully, the others smoke as they await the outcome. Lower: miners on a mountain trail with packed mules; large tree, right, and hills in left background.

Lithograph. Upper: 11.3 x 18.5 cm; lower: 12.6 x 18.5 cm, on a single sheet measuring 25.6 x 19.4 cm, white wove. Very good. Small stain at lower left in blank area of lower image. Peters, California on Stone, p. 69. See Lot 160 for notes on the history of California pictorial lettersheets. ($250-500)

Sold. Hammer: $250.00; Price Realized: $306.25

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