California Gold Rush satire, 1849

California Gold Rush satire, 1849

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Caption: California Gold Rush satire. 19th-century satirical artwork titled 'The Way They Go To California', depicting people heading to California by whatever means possible to find gold. Modes of transport depicted include sailing ships, parachutes, an airship, and a rocket. The California Gold Rush took place from 1848 to 1853, with hundreds of thousands seeking their fortunes. This lithograph was published circa 1849 by N. Currier, Spruce, New York, USA.

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