The Old Print Shop

A Nevada Silver Mine - Changing the Shift.

  • ARTIST: Paul Frenzeny

  • PUBLISHER: Published for Harper's Weekly, New York.

  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving with modern handcoloring,

    DATE: Aug. 25, 1877.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 10 13/16 x 9 1/8" (274 x 231 mm) plus masthead.

  • DESCRIPTION: When a few prospecters on their way to California stopped off in the mountains of Nevada, they found the mining of gold there to be hindered by a heavy blue sand clogging their sluice boxes. Upon inspection, it turned out this "sand" was silver and a new mother lode was discovered.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: See item #14664 for another scene of Nevada silver mining.

  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.