Engraved woodblock of "Bringing down the batten"

Engraved woodblock of "Bringing down the batten"

Description
This engraved woodblock of “Bringing down the batten” was prepared, after a photograph, by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Plate XXXVIII (p.390) 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
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Matthews, Washington
Powell, John Wesley
block maker
A. P. 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 cm x 11 cm x 2.3 cm; 5 1/8 in x 4 5/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.1365
catalog number
1980.0219.1365
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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