Engraved woodblock of "Light House Rock in the Canyon of Desolation"

Description
This engraved woodblock of “Light House Rock in the Canyon of Desolation” was prepared by Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887) and the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in 1875 as Figure 17 (p.49) in Report of the Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries. Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution by John Wesley Powell (1834-1902).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1875
printer
Government Printing Office
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
author
Powell, John Wesley
graphic artist
Nichols, H. H.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 11.2 cm x 8.6 cm x 2.3 cm; 4 7/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 7/8 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
1980.0219.0068
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0068
subject
Art
Cultures & Communities
Natural Resources
Science & Mathematics
Communications
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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