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For use with the 8th Grade Curriculum Guide

See the handout here.

The following photos are for Lesson 2: 

Westward Movement and Gender Diversity in Frontier Life Through Photo Analysis (1800-1870)

Clicking on the links below allow users to zoom into photos. Images provided below for visual purposes.



Image 1: Pioneer Family


About the image:

Title: A pioneer family

Date: [1870?]

Publisher:  Denver Public Library

Type of Material: Film negatives


Image 2: On the Mining Trail http://cdn.calisphere.org/data/13030/kb/hb6g5004kb/files/hb6g5004kb-FID4.jpg


About the image: 


Title: A Road Scene in California

Creator:  Nahl, Charles Christian, 1818-1878, artist

Publisher:  California Historical Society,

Year: 1818-1878


Image 3: Mining Life in California



About this image: https://www.loc.gov/item/2001700332/

Title: Mining life in California--Chinese miners

Publisher: Library of Congress

Year: 1857

Type: Harpers Weekly Magazine illustration

Description: Chinese gold miners eating and attending to their hair among tents in camp.

Image 4: Bar of a Gambling Saloon:



About this image:


Title: The bar of a gambling saloon

Creator: Marryat, Francis Samuel (1826-1855), British, artist

Date: 1855

Type: Drawing


Image 5: Miner’s Ball

Image a. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gold_Rush_Miners%27_Ball.gif

Image b. http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/northern-california/mining-photos-norcal/

Title: A Miner’s Ball

Creator: André Castaigne

Date: 1891

Type: Painting, Etching


Alternative Photo that could be used:

A Ball in the Mines



Title: A Ball in the Mines

Creator: Borthwick, J.D.  (1824-1892), Scottish, physician, journalist

Date: 1851

Type: Sketch


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