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Photograph of four men outside a mine shaft. The foremost man appears to be cutting timbers for bracing the interior of the shaft.

Original Caption: The mine is unidentified. It was probably located in California's Sierra Nevada gold mining district.


From: Series: Photographs of Operations, compiled ca. 1870 - ca. 1930; Records of the U.S. Mint, 1792 - 2002; Record Group 104; National Archives.


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Taken circa 1848