This is an original 1933 halftone print of the marks left in the ground by the dredges of the gold rush of 1849. The caption writes, "The dredges did it, the great earth-going tractors of our time which float themselves in their own puddles, gouging out the land ahead, sluicing it down across their flumes for gold, and dumping it out backward in a kind of dry eternal wake. The trees along the banks of the Yuba River in the photograph above show what the land was once before the dredges came."
This 78+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 12.75 inches; 27 x 32 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: sand, scene, California, Sacramento Valley, Feather River