Engraved woodblock of a" Mai'-du girl, with ornaments"

Description
This engraved woodblock of a “Mai’-du girl with ornaments” was engraved by Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887); the print was published in 1877 by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. as Figure 26 (p.304) in “Tribes of California” by Stephen Powers (1840-1904) for Contributions to North American Ethnology v.3. Contributions was published by the U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey, which was 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
graphic artist
Nichols, H. H.
author
Powers, Stephen
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 8.2 cm x 5.6 cm x 2.3 cm; 3 1/4 in x 2 3/16 in x 7/8 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia
ID Number
1980.0219.0382
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0382
subject
Native Americans
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Science & Mathematics
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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