Engraved woodblock of a "Navajo blanket"

Description
This engraved woodblock of a "Navajo blanket" was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Figure 53 (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
date made
1884
printer
Government Printing Office
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
block maker
W. T. & B.
author
Matthews, Washington
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
engraving (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.8 cm x 6.6 cm x 2.4 cm; 3 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 15/16 in
ID Number
1980.0219.1180
catalog number
1980.0219.1180
accession number
1980.0219
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

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