Two coleminers with helmets
Two Carpenters with Tools
Boy Apprentice Blacksmith
Azariah Smith (1826-1912)
Craftsmen (blacksmith, carpentry, leather, etc.)
Cooper with Barrel
John Sutter (1803-1880)
Member of the “Mormon Brigade” sent by Brigham Young to participate in the Mexican War. This takes him to the west coast where he provides a first-hand chronical of the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill. He later returns to home in Salt Lake City.
Visitors in western gold mine country
Sutter’s dreams of founding a “New Helvetia” near Sacramento are dashed when gold is found in 1848, California is overrun by mining squatters and his pleas to ownership of the land are rejected.
2 Boys with Shoeshine Kit
A tree cutter with his axe and gear
Two rugged anthracite coal miners from Lykens, Pennsylvania. Headgear is a soft cap with leather brim and lamp bracket to hold their light. Leather belt for gear, lunch pails and sturdy boots.
Pike's Peak mule train/miners
The same fellow dressed up alongside his wife