Engraved woodblock of an "Eskimo approaching seal"

Engraved woodblock of an "Eskimo approaching seal"

Description
This engraved woodblock, after a photograph, of an “Eskimo approaching seal” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published as Figure 412 (p.484) in an article by Franz Boas (1858-1942) entitled “The Central Eskimo” in the Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1884-85.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1888
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Boas, Franz
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 3.8 cm x 8.7 cm x 2.3 cm; 1 1/2 in x 3 7/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.0368
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0368
subject
Native Americans
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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

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