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Lorenzo A. Barnes (Artemus L. Benjamin - given name).  (1900) "Old Batch" , a Mexican War veteran, arrived in California in 1850 to take part in the gold rush.  He settled in Calaveras County where he lived near Natural Bridges.  Old Batch would often give tours to people on their way to Big Trees State Park. This photo was taken at  the 1900 reunion of Native Sons in San Francisco

Lorenzo A. Barnes (Artemus L. Benjamin - given name). (1900) "Old Batch" , a Mexican War veteran, arrived in California in 1850 to take part in the gold rush. He settled in Calaveras County where he lived near Natural Bridges. Old Batch would often give tours to people on their way to Big Trees State Park. This photo was taken at the 1900 reunion of Native Sons in San Francisco

California History -- Calaveras County -- Mokelumne Hill -- Lizzie Sargent -- 1875

California History -- Calaveras County -- Mokelumne Hill -- Lizzie Sargent -- 1875

Junius Wallingford as Caractacus the Druid    From The Mystery of the Grove or The Druid's Curse  by Cecilia Beall Norbeck    Quarter-plate daguerreotype c.1858,

Junius Wallingford as Caractacus the Druid From The Mystery of the Grove or The Druid's Curse by Cecilia Beall Norbeck Quarter-plate daguerreotype c.1858,

Alfred-Hutton-02-1902 (In memory of Cpt. Alfred Hutton)

Alfred-Hutton-02-1902 (In memory of Cpt. Alfred Hutton)

Johann August Sutter (February 15, 1803 – June 18, 1880) was a Swiss pioneer of California known for his association with the California Gold Rush by the discovery of gold by James W. Marshall and the mill making team at Sutter's Mill, and for establishing Sutter's Fort in the area that would eventually become Sacramento, the state's capital.

Johann August Sutter (February 15, 1803 – June 18, 1880) was a Swiss pioneer of California known for his association with the California Gold Rush by the discovery of gold by James W. Marshall and the mill making team at Sutter's Mill, and for establishing Sutter's Fort in the area that would eventually become Sacramento, the state's capital.

Old Chinese man, perhaps a doctor with a pipe, ca. 1880-1890. This man's long #fingernails show that he could live comfortably without engaging in manual labour.

Old Chinese man, perhaps a doctor with a pipe, ca. 1880-1890. This man's long #fingernails show that he could live comfortably without engaging in manual labour.

Hasan Ali Shah better known as Aga Khan I was head of Nizari Ismailis. He assisted the British in several conflicts and received a government pension. Although he did not rule a princely state, he was addressed by the British as "His Highness" and treated, in protocol terms, as a member of the Princely class

Hasan Ali Shah better known as Aga Khan I was head of Nizari Ismailis. He assisted the British in several conflicts and received a government pension. Although he did not rule a princely state, he was addressed by the British as "His Highness" and treated, in protocol terms, as a member of the Princely class

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