|Nice Digs, But What's Inside ?|
Image Courtesy The Daguerreian Society
From the Collection of Matthew R. Isenburg
|William D. Peck in His Cabin|
A Material Culture Gold Mine
Image Courtesy The Oakland Museum
His 1853 painting and subsequent lithograph of William D. Peck in his miner's cabin in Rough & Ready, California, is an amazing document of those elusive details and "stuff " of daily life. I have been studying this painting for years since I first saw it in Time /Life's The Old West series edition of "The Forty-Niners". I've seen the original print on display at the Oakland Museum but it's rather small and when I saw it last, hard to view. Lucky for me, thanks to the generosity of my friend Dwain Baughman, I have a very nice reprint of my own.
Close-up View #2
|On the Floor, Clockwise From the Top of the Picture|
Cast Iron Teakettle / Large Tin Kettle / Cast Iron Dutch
Oven / Sheet Iron Frying Pan /?/ Wash Bowl ( Gold Pan)
Here are a few pieces I've found so far.
My Top Shelf, View #1
|Original Retort for Processing|
My Third Shelf, View #1
|Left to Right, Reproduction Pantry Box, Flour Box and|
Tin Kettle. Original Bordeaux Bottle and
Adams Patented Grinder
My View #2
|Reproduction Tin Kettle, Original Dutch Oven,|
Original Skillet, Reproduction Gold Pan
Tea Kettle From the Steamboat Arabia Collection
|A Match to the Kettle in the Painting and On My|
19th-Century Ginger Jar
courtesy ehow images
|Another One On My List|
|Yeah !!! I just won this cast iron kettle in an online auction.|
It's a nice early one and very close to the one in the image.
One more for the collection !