Engraved woodblock of a "Haida totem post"

Description
This engraved woodblock of a “Haida totem post” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Figure 24 (p.68) 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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1886
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Mallery, Garrick
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: 15 cm x 11.2 cm x 2.3 cm; 5 7/8 in x 4 7/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.1509
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.1509
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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, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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