Engraved woodblock of a "Navajo Indian with silver ornaments"

Description
This engraved woodblock of “Navajo Indian with silver ornaments" was prepared, after a photograph, by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published as Plate XX (p. 178) in an article by Dr. Washington Matthews (1843-1905) entitled “Navajo Silversmiths” in the Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1880-81.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1883
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Matthews, Washington
block maker
J. J. & Co.
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 13.2 cm x 7 cm x 2.3 cm; 5 3/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.0442
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0442
subject
Native Americans
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
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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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