Hand-coloured print of Goldwashing in Lunenburg, 1861.

A hand-coloured wood engraving of "Goldwashing near Lunenburg", published in the "Illustrated London News", October 5, 1861. Based on a drawing by Captain Campbell Hardy. In 1861, 150 individuals secured several prospecting claims on a beach at the base of a large cliff at The Ovens, just outside the town of Lunenburg. Captain Campbell Hardy explained to The Illustrated London News readers that "This golden harvest, easily reached with the usual appliances of cradles, tubs, and tin washers."

Captain Campbell Hardy, Unknown
The Ovens, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Hand coloured wood engraving on paper
16.0 x 24.0 cm
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