MALAKOFF DIGGINGS, HYDRAULIC GOLD MINING STEREOVIEW BY CARLETON WATKINS $325. USD

Malakoff Diggings were the largest hydraulic gold mining site in California. It is the site of the Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park.

Caption: "1820. Malakoff Diggings, North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Co., Nevada, Co." At left side of mount: "WATKINS' PACIFIC COAST. 22 & 26 Montgomery St., opposite Lick House entrance, San Francisco." At right side of mount: "Photographic Views of California, Oregon and the Pacific Coast generally - embracing Yosemite, Big Trees, Geysers, Mount Shasta, Mining, City, etc., etc. Views made to order in any part of the State or Coast."

SIZE. Approximately 3 1/2 x 7 inches.
CONDITION. Both sides: Soiling in sky. When tilted, a few scuff marks are apparent. Mount: Wear around edges and at corners. Soiling and discoloration on back.
APPEARANCE. Very good tones and details. Fantastic composition.