Engraved woodblock of an "Australian grave and carved trees"

This engraved woodblock of an “Australian grave and carved trees” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Figure 37 (p.76) in an article by Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) entitled “Pictographs of the North American Indians: a preliminary paper” in the Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1882-83.
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Object Name
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
Bureau of American Ethnology
Government Printing Office
Mallery, Garrick
block maker
J. J. & Co.
Physical Description
engraving (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
overall: 6.7 cm x 11.1 cm x 2.3 cm; 2 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 7/8 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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
Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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