Engraved woodblock of "Marble Canyon"

This engraved woodblock of "Marble Canyon” was prepared by engraver Edward Bookhout (1844-1886) and the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in 1875 as Figure 26 (p.77) 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). Thomas Moran (1837-1926) accompanied Powell on his expedition and drew the original image.
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Object Name
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
original artist
Moran, Thomas
Bureau of American Ethnology
Government Printing Office
Powell, John Wesley
graphic artist
Bookhout, Edward
block maker
V. W. & Co.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
overall: 13 cm x 6.3 cm x 2.3 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 7/8 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Science & Mathematics
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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