Engraved woodblock of "Huch'-nom tattooing"

Description
This engraved woodblock of “Huch’-nom tattooing” was engraved by Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887) and prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in 1877 as Figure 14 (p.142) 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
graphic artist
Nichols, H. H.
author
Powers, Stephen
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 8.2 cm x 8.1 cm x 2.3 cm; 3 1/4 in x 3 3/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.0363
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0363
subject
Native Americans
Tattoos
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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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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