Born in Philadelphia, PA in October 1824. Bringhurst came to California with the Gold Rush in 1849. After mining for awhile, he had a commission business in San Francisco for five years. In his leisure he made pencil drawings of local subjects. In 1855 he left California and established a drugstore in Logansport, IN where he remained until his demise in 1903. In: State Museum Resource Center and Sutters Fort (Sacramento).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"First 100 Years of Painting in California
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