O. Henry Mace

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47 Down: The 1922 Argonaut Gold Mine Disaster: John Wiley & Sons; 2004; ISBN 0-471-44692-0. This is the true and once forgotten story of America's worst gold mining disaster. Twenty-two immigrant miners are trapped underground while their families and the world wait for word that they have escaped their smoke-filled tomb. A thrilling nugget of American history.


Collector's Guide to Early Photographs; 2nd Edition, Krause Publications, 1999; ISBN: 0-87341-720-8. The 19th century photo collector's bible for two decades, Early Photographs sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide. This one-of-a-kind reference  describes the historical and technical background of all the major early photographic types, featuring more than 200 B&W photographs and 16 full-color images.


Collector's Guide to Victoriana; Wallace- Homestead: 1991; ISBN 0-87069-576-2. Also in hardcover. Collector's Guide to Victoriana invites the reader on a guided tour through a typical Victorian home, where you’ll learn about the furnishings, accessories, and personal items found in each room of the house; and find out how much these items are worth in the antique marketplace.


Between the Rivers: A History of Early Calaveras Co.; Paul Groh Press, 2002; ISBN: 0-9720502-0-5. Nowhere is the history of California's Gold Rush more thoroughly represented than in the history of Calaveras County. For the thousands of emigrants who made the arduous journey, Calaveras County provided riches for some, a new home for others, and a final resting place for many.


Seth Boyden's Daguerreian Camera: A History & Analysis of One of America's First Photographic Instruments. Henry's research into Boyden’s life and work brought to light a persistent and puzzling assertion that Seth Boyden “produced the first daguerreotype in this country.” This paper is a thorough and scholarly examination of the subject, based on 1991 research for the New Jersey Historical Commission.


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