'North American Mine, Lake Superior', 19th century.

'North American Mine, Lake Superior', 19th century.
2 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm


Coloured lithograph of a general mining scene near Lake Superior. This is posibly a scene relating to mining copper, as in the early 1840s, 24 companies were formed to mine copper in the Lake Superior area. Of the 24 only 2 were still in operation by 1846 - the Pittsburgh and Boston and the Lake Superior Mining Companies. Published in New York.

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