Engraved woodblock of hand signs for the letters 'S' through 'Y'

Description
This engraved woodblock shows hand signs for the letters "S" through "Y." The illustration was used in a publication relating to the gesture-signs and signals of the North American Indians by Garrick Mallery; it was prepared and printed by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. for the Bureau of American Ethnology in about 1880.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1880
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Mallery, Garrick
block maker
Grottenthaler, V.
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 17.9 cm x 10.2 cm x 2.3 cm; 7 1/16 in x 4 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.1368
catalog number
1980.0219.1368
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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