Engraved woodblock of a "Navajo blanket"

Description
This engraved woodblock of "Navaho blanket" was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published as Figure 52 (p.387) in an article by Dr. Washington Matthews (1843-1905) entitled “Navajo Weavers” in the Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1881-82.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1884
printer
Government Printing Office
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
author
Matthews, Washington
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 10.2 cm x 7 cm x 2.4 cm; 4 in x 2 3/4 in x 15/16 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia
ID Number
1980.0219.0421
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0421
subject
Communications
Art
Cultures & Communities
Native Americans
Science & Mathematics
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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