A_Historic_Site
Gold_mining_today marshall SutterSFARM
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historic images posters how california changed

The word was out and it was time to get everyone moving--towards the great land of California, where the streets were said to be paved with gold.

The posters on this page are really advertisements that exploited the desperation and hope of the America people, much like the 5 dollar slice of pizza you might find in Times Square. People want it, so you might as well advertise it.

Some people did get rich, but of course, many of the people making the outrreach and exclamations stood to earn much more from these ill-prepared hopefuls streaming to San Francisco.

 

 

POSTERS WERE THE MOST DIRECT METHOD OF REACHING
THE PSYCHE OF THE PEOPLE AT THE TIME