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Robert VANCE

Baring, Maine, United States of America 1825 – New York City, New York, United States of America 1876

  • 1846 Boston 1847-50 travelled in Chile 1850 Peru, Panama, Mexico 1850-63 San Francisco & Calif. gold fields 1862-65 Nevada 1865 New York

Six gold nuggets 1855 Place made: San Francisco, California, United States of America
Creation Notes: accompanying letter is dated 1855
Materials & Technique: photographs, gold Support: a-d daguerreotype 3 x 2.5 in, tin pan, gold nuggets, ms letter on paper

Primary Insc: 'Daguerreotype is in original case with the imprint of 'Vance, San Francisco' on the velvet mat of the book form leather covered wooden case.
Secondary Insc: The gold mining pan is tin and has a primitive label which reads "George Tom" in period hand writing.
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2006
Accession No: NGA 2006.753.3