Jenny Riffle’s Exhibit Romanticizes Treasure Hunting and Celebrates the Spirit of Adventure

December 2, 2013

By Conor Risch

© Jenny Riffle

"The Treasure Hunter," 2010, is part of Jenny Riffle's new exhibit. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

When the California Gold Rush began in late 1848, drawing hundreds of thousands of fortune seekers to the state, at least part of the appeal for the 49ers must have been the thrill of the search, the desire for adventure and exploration. Who wouldn’t trade the desperation of poverty or the grind of the everyday for the hope of striking...

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