Engraved woodblock of a "Woman pounding acorns"

Description
This engraved woodblock of a “Woman pounding acorns” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in 1877 as Figure 42 (p.420) in an article by Stephen Powers (1840-1904) entitled “Tribes of California” in Contributions to North American Ethnology v.3. Contributions was published by the U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey, a precursor to the Bureau of American Ethnology under the direction of John Wesley Powell (1834-1902).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1877
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Powers, Stephen
original artist
Chase, A. W.
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 5.5 cm x 8.5 cm x 2.3 cm; 2 3/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.0288
catalog number
1980.0219.0288
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Native Americans
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Data Source
National Museum of American History