Engraved woodblock of a "House-burial"

Description
This engraved woodblock of a “House-burial” was prepared by Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887); the print was published by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. in 1881 as Figure 27 (p. 175) in an article by Dr. H. C. Yarrow (1840-1929) entitled “Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians” in the First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1879-80.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1881
printer
Government Printing Office
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
graphic artist
Nichols, H. H.
author
Yarrow, Harry Crecy
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 7.2 cm x 10.2 cm x 2.2 cm; 2 13/16 in x 4 in x 7/8 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
1980.0219.0084
catalog number
1980.0219.0084
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Native Americans
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Science & Mathematics
Cultures & Communities
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Communications
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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