Immigrants in California

Files

Gold Rush Pic.jpg

Title

Immigrants in California

Subject

Chinese Immigration into the state of California

Description

This image shows the combined efforts of Caucasian and Chinese workers. The sifting operation that they are performing in this picture is called a sluicing operation. This picture is noted to be one of the earliest photos of Chinese mine workers. By the mid 1850s, over 20,000 Chinese immigrants made a living in the gold country.

Creator

J.B Starkweather

Source

http://www.library.ca.gov/goldrush/

Publisher

California State Library

Date

1852

Contributor

State of California

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

Still Image. Historical photo.

Original Format

Quarter plate, daguerrotype

Citation

J.B Starkweather, “Immigrants in California,” Digital Exhibits, accessed August 13, 2022, http://digitalexhibits.libraries.wsu.edu/items/show/5574.