ACROSS THE CONTINENT. - THE FRANK LESLIE TRANSCONTINENTAL EXCURSION - THE PARTY VISITING THE GALLERIES OF THE CONSOLIDATED VIRGINIA SILVER MINE, AT VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA.

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Across the Continent. - The Frank Leslie Transcontinental Excursion - The party visiting the galleries of the Consolidated Virginia Silver Mine, at Virginia City, Nevada.

Wood engraving with modern handcoloring, 1878
Image 13 15/16 x 9 5/16" (354 x 236 mm) plus title and margins.
Good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 14664
Price: $90.00
Publisher : Published for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
The top view is of "Exhausted miners cooling off and resting" and below is "Miners changing shift in the 1,600-foot level". Virginia City was settled in 1859 when the famous Comstock Lode was discovered. The Comstock yielded half of the silver output of the United States before being depleted in the mid 1880's. Virginia City lies just south of Reno, Nevada. See item #14665 for another scene of Nevada silver mining. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Trades And Industries , Miscellaneous Professions