Unrecorded Gold Rush Broadside

43 [California] India Rubber Warehouse.
COMPLETE CALIFORNIA OUTFITS…Tents,
Haversacks, Saddle Bags, Clothing Bags,
Provision Bags, Canteens, Bottles, Gun Covers,
and every article essential to A COMPLETE
OUTFIT FOR THE GOLD REGION. [Boston]:
Coolidge & Wiley, Printers, 12 Water Street,
[1849]. Imperial folio broadside, 14 ½ x 10 ½
inches, printed on very thin paper (slightly
wrinkled) but in fine condition; housed in mylar
sheets.

The location of Coolidge & Wiley printers
comes from Sabin 36518 (which has them
printing a book in 1848 in Boston). No copies of
this broadside in OCLC. Not in Shaw and
Shoemaker, nor in American Antiquarian Society. I have not been able to find any other
“India Rubber” advertisements for the California Gold Fields, though the use of “India Rubber” for Western expeditions endured for some time; in 1859 a J.M. Bart of St. Louis advertised “India Rubber Clothing” for gentlemen heading to the Colorado Gold fields.

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