Dating 19th century photographs

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The shade is probably silk (Detroit Institute of Arts, USA/Bridgeman Art Library: Founders Society purchase and Dexter M Ferry Jr fund) During the 63 years of Queen Victoria's reign, from 1837 to 1901, life in ordinary houses was transformed by a succession of technological developments which we now take for granted: flushing toilets, plumbed-in baths and showers, regular postal deliveries and light fittings capable of illuminating whole rooms at a time.

At the start of the Victorian period most houses were lit by candles and oil lamps.

They are located on a section of the property the couple nicknamed Saddle Ridge, and Kagin is calling the find the Saddle Ridge Hoard. One of the largest previous finds of gold coins was

They are located on a section of the property the couple nicknamed Saddle Ridge, and Kagin is calling the find the Saddle Ridge Hoard. One of the largest previous finds of gold coins was $1million worth uncovered by construction workers in Jackson, Tennessee, in 1985.

Hopeful prospectors flocked to the area east of Sacramento to the Nevada line and down through much of the Sierra Nevada range What makes their find particularly valuable, Mc Carthy said, is that almost all of the coins are in near-perfect condition.

That means that whoever put them into the ground likely socked them away as soon as they were put into circulation.

Experts say it's likely whoever owned the property 150 years ago buried the coins as a kind of California gold rush-era bank - to save as an investment and for a rainy day. Booty: A trove of rare Gold Rush-era coins unearthed in California last year by a couple as they walked their dog may be the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States, worth more than $10million 'I don't like to say once-in-a-lifetime for anything, but you don't get an opportunity to handle this kind of material, a treasure like this, ever,' said veteran numismatist Don Kagin, who is representing the finders.

'It's like they found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.'Kagin, whose family has been in the rare-coin business for 81 years, would say little about the couple other than that they are husband and wife, are middle-aged and have lived for several years on the rural property where the coins were found. California Gold Country: Near the center of the map is Sutter's Mill, the site of the 1848 find that started the Gold Rush.

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They are located on a section of the property the couple nicknamed Saddle Ridge, and Kagin is calling the find the Saddle Ridge Hoard. One of the largest previous finds of gold coins was $1million worth uncovered by construction workers in Jackson, Tennessee, in 1985.Hopeful prospectors flocked to the area east of Sacramento to the Nevada line and down through much of the Sierra Nevada range What makes their find particularly valuable, Mc Carthy said, is that almost all of the coins are in near-perfect condition.That means that whoever put them into the ground likely socked them away as soon as they were put into circulation.Experts say it's likely whoever owned the property 150 years ago buried the coins as a kind of California gold rush-era bank - to save as an investment and for a rainy day. Booty: A trove of rare Gold Rush-era coins unearthed in California last year by a couple as they walked their dog may be the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States, worth more than $10million 'I don't like to say once-in-a-lifetime for anything, but you don't get an opportunity to handle this kind of material, a treasure like this, ever,' said veteran numismatist Don Kagin, who is representing the finders.'It's like they found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.'Kagin, whose family has been in the rare-coin business for 81 years, would say little about the couple other than that they are husband and wife, are middle-aged and have lived for several years on the rural property where the coins were found. California Gold Country: Near the center of the map is Sutter's Mill, the site of the 1848 find that started the Gold Rush.

million worth uncovered by construction workers in Jackson, Tennessee, in 1985.

Hopeful prospectors flocked to the area east of Sacramento to the Nevada line and down through much of the Sierra Nevada range What makes their find particularly valuable, Mc Carthy said, is that almost all of the coins are in near-perfect condition.

That means that whoever put them into the ground likely socked them away as soon as they were put into circulation.

Experts say it's likely whoever owned the property 150 years ago buried the coins as a kind of California gold rush-era bank - to save as an investment and for a rainy day. Booty: A trove of rare Gold Rush-era coins unearthed in California last year by a couple as they walked their dog may be the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States, worth more than million 'I don't like to say once-in-a-lifetime for anything, but you don't get an opportunity to handle this kind of material, a treasure like this, ever,' said veteran numismatist Don Kagin, who is representing the finders.

'It's like they found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.'Kagin, whose family has been in the rare-coin business for 81 years, would say little about the couple other than that they are husband and wife, are middle-aged and have lived for several years on the rural property where the coins were found. California Gold Country: Near the center of the map is Sutter's Mill, the site of the 1848 find that started the Gold Rush.

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