Engraved wood block "Indians Pounding Acorns"

Description
Joline J. Butler (about 1815–1846, working in New York City 1841-45) engraved this printing block after a drawing, Indians Pounding Acorns at New Helvetia (near present-day Sacramento, California), by Expedition Artist Alfred T. Agate. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 205 of Volume V of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1844.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
relief
Date made
1845
ca 1844
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
graphic artist
Butler, Joline J.
original artist
Agate, A. T.
graphic artist
Armstrong, G.
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Wilkes, Charles
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1999.0145.207
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.207
subject
Natural Resources
Art
Measuring & Mapping
Wilkes
event
U.S. Exploring Expedition
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Wilkes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Publication title
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Publication URL
http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm

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