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Cooke & LeCount [Scenes of California]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09234.08 Author/Creator: Cooke & LeCount Place Written: San Francisco California Type: Broadside Date: 1815-1860 Pagination: 2 p. ; 27 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed cartoon panel ("This is a true Picture of Callifornia I have seen it And experienced it myself T. Baxter") notation on the bottom Possibly reads Published by Cooke & LeCount


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Gold RushMerchants and TradeFinanceWestward ExpansionAmerican West

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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