I’m excited to be visiting Reed Gold Mine on April 28-29 for a very interesting 1850s Gold Mining Living History event! I will be there on Saturday and Sunday. Tell your friends!
I’ll be making authentic tintypes and ambrotypes before your eyes using the wet-plate collodion process – the same process used during the civil war. Each image is a one-of-a-kind original.
You can reserve a specific time to have your picture made on my booking page.
There is no fee to reserve! – payment is received AFTER you see your picture. But if you have to cancel, please try to let me know!
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29, 2018.
Location: Reed Gold Mine – 9621 Reed Mine Rd, Midland, NC 28107
Map link: https://her.is/2EdfJZq
Times: The earliest I can do is after morning colors for reeenactors – until the sun fades. I pack up earlier on Sunday.
Prices: Tintype prices start at $50 for a quarter-plate. I also have 5″x7″ size for $65. For ambrotypes (on glass plates) add $10.
Official Website http://www.nchistoricsites.org/reed/
Facebook Event to register, etc. https://www.facebook.com/events/580699438806703/ :
From the event page:
“Reed Gold Mine is celebrating its 40 anniversary this year. To help commemorate the occasion the site is hosting its first ever gold mining living history event. This program will focus on several aspects of gold mining as it was conducted at the mine and in the area during the 1850s. Participants will interpret and actively demonstrate mining techniques of the antebellum period including placer mining (digging holes in the ground), panning, using cradle and log rockers along the creek and some underground work as well. Men, women, children, North Carolinians, immigrants, and white and black miners worked here. And yes, there is still gold in the creek. A camp will be established near the site of Brunersville, the mine workers town. We would be interested in establishing a “store” and possibly a large tent “boarding house” for individuals. Those attending may arrive Friday night and set up camp. The event is a one day program, put participants may stay over till Sunday morning.