Artifact and Analysis

Document 3
"California Gold Grease"

A Yankee down East has invented this specific for the use of gold hunters. The operator is to grease himself well, lay down on the top of a hill, and then roll to the bottom. The gold, and “nothing else,” will stick to him. Price $10 per box.

An item in the Richmond, Indiana, Palladium, February 7, 1849