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
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1888
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Boas, Franz
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
place made
United States: District of Columbia
ID Number
1980.0219.0368
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0368
subject
Cultures & Communities
Communications
Art
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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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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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