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IMPORTANT DAGUERREOTYPES FROM THE STANLEY B. BURNS, MD, COLLECTION

William Shew
CHILEAN SAILOR, JUMPED SHIP IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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IMPORTANT DAGUERREOTYPES FROM THE STANLEY B. BURNS, MD, COLLECTION

William Shew
CHILEAN SAILOR, JUMPED SHIP IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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William Shew
1820-1903
CHILEAN SAILOR, JUMPED SHIP IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY
ninth-plate daguerreotype, hand-tinted, cased, 'Wm SHEW, 423 MONTG.Y. ST., SAN FRANCISCO.' stamped on the mat, cased, circa 1852
Ninth-plate
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Provenance

Acquired from a private collector, California, 1980

Exhibited

Oakland Museum of California, Silver & Gold: Cased Images of the California Gold Rush, January - July 1998, and traveling thereafter to:

Washington, D. C., National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, October 1998 - March 1999

Sacramento, Crocker Art Gallery, August - October 1999

Literature

Stanley B. Burns, Mirror Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerreotypes (New York: The Burns Archive Press, 2012), pl. 13

Drew Heath Johnson and Marcia Eymann, eds., Silver & Gold: Cased Images of the California Gold Rush (University of Iowa Press for the Oakland Museum of California, 1998), pl. 5

Catalogue Note

After gold was discovered in California in January 1848, news quickly spread around the world and treasure seekers came to the American West by the thousands.  Sailors jumped ship from boats docked in San Francisco for the promise of fortune in the goldfields and streams.  Mexican, Peruvian, German, French, Australian, Chilean, and Chinese men, to name but a few far nations, were all drawn to California. 

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