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
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1877
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Powers, Stephen
original artist
Chase, A. W.
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
place made
United States: District of Columbia
ID Number
1980.0219.0288
catalog number
1980.0219.0288
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Communications
Art
Cultures & Communities
Science & Mathematics
Native Americans
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
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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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