California Cards is a collection of historical Gold Rush illustrations,
recreated as a series of modern day postcards.
The images reproduced here are all well over 100 years old, coming from contemporary newspapers and weeklies, lithographs, and original California pictorial letter sheets.
Many of the artists responsible for these images actually came to California to search for gold, but after arriving in the mines found that the gold wasn't as easy to find as they had been led to believe. Fortunately, talent often paid better than a mining claim, allowing those with it to make
a better living drawing pictures than their fellow prospectors were making by panning for gold.
California Cards consists of 20 different images
reproduced as standard sized postcards, ready for a brief note, stamp, and the post office, or as a permanent part of either a postcard or Gold Rush related collection. At present they are out of stock.