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 THE DAGUERREOTYPE: AN ARCHIVE OF SOURCE TEXTS, GRAPHICS, AND EPHEMERA


  The research archive of Gary W. Ewer regarding the history of the daguerreotype

I offer a "current" news item today: Last week I had the pleasure of attending the opening of "California's Untold Stories: Gold Rush!"-- three exhibitions at the Oakland Museum in Oakland, California. The exhibitions opened Saturday, January 24th to coincide with the 150th anniversary of James Marshall's discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill. "Gold Fever" is an artifact-based exhibition and is amazing in its scope. "The Art of the Gold Rush" is an impressive exhibit of art works related to the Gold Rush. The third exhibition is "Silver & Gold: Cased Images of the California Gold Rush" and features 150 cased images, some never before publicly exhibited. The exhibition is STUNNING! My hat is off to co- curators Drew Heath Johnson and Marcia Eymann, Although I would highly advise anyone who can to see all three exhibitions while they are at Oakland, be advised that "Silver & Gold" will travel to the Crocker Art Museum from August 13 through October 10, 1999; and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, from October 30, 1998 through March 7, 1999. A selection of images from the exhibition is available on the Museum's web site as a "virtual tour": http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/silver.html The exhibition is accompanied by a MARVELOUS, fully illustrated, 160-page catalog: "Silver & Gold: Cased Images of the California Gold Rush" Edited by Drew Heath Johnson & Marcia Eymann, Introduction by Marcia Eymann with Essays by Drew Health Johnson, John Wood, and Peter E. Palmquist (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press for the Oakland Museum of California, 1998) 73 pages illustrated text / 150 Plates (50 in color) The book may be purchased directly from the museum: cloth (hardbound): $60.00 paper (softbound): $30.00 Oakland Museum of California Att. Museum Store 1000 Oak Street Oakland CA 94607 phone orders welcomed: (510) 238-6305 Museum store hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time) The book is also available from University of Iowa Press: cloth (hardbound): $59.95 paper (softbound): $29.95 Publications Order Department The University of Iowa 2222 Old Hwy 218 S Iowa City IA 52242-1602 phone orders welcomed: (800) 235-2665 (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST) or via the web: http://lime.weeg.uiowa.edu/~uipress/orderfrm.html ------------------------------------------------------------- 01-30-98

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