Elephant at top, two ships in large circles at center load-
ing and docking, surrounded by vignettes of mining and life
in California. Lithograph, single sheet, white wove. Backed
with Japanese tissue, a few repairs and minor voids at cor-
Baird 193. From the Britton & Rey numbered series. A
complex and creative composition, especially desirable with
the elephant at the top.
17. [CALIFORNIA PICTORIAL LETTER SHEET].
Sundry Amusements in the Mines
Lith. & Pub-
lished by Britton & Rey
[4 scenes]: 
(two miners washing laundry in a
A Daily Pleasure
(two men cooking over a fire-
place in a long cabin, with a dog watching); 
(two men in tent, one mending a boot, the other
A Pleasant Surprise
(two miners discover a bear
in their tent warming his paws before their fire). Lithograph
on thin white wove paper. Trimmed with slight loss of lower
portion of publisher’s imprint.
Baird 268. Peters,
California on Stone
, p. 78 (Plate 39).
From the Britton & Rey numbered series.
18. [CALIFORNIA PICTORIAL LETTER SHEET].
Winter of 1852 & 3.
Lith. & Publ
by Britton &
Rey, corner Montgom
illustrations of winter mining scenes in California, including
street scene (Sacramento?) with horses and wagons mired in
mud. Single sheet, gray wove. Mild foxing, minor creasing.