Amazing new colorized photos of Forty-Niners released
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A new collection of colorized images from the California Gold Rush imbues fresh life into a cast of characters which have been much mythologized in an uncountable number of films, books and exhibitions. In the hands of Irish artists Matt Loughrey and Sarah McWalter, one notices a sunburn on the cheeks of a bow-tied prospector, the fur fringing a steeled miner's winter coat, the floral pattern of a woman's lace shawl.

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