Engraved woodblock of cliff dwellings and pueblos

Description
This engraved woodblock of cliff dwellings and pueblos was prepared by John Minton and the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in John Wesley Powell's Report of the Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries. Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1875. Thomas Moran (1837-1926) was the original artist.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
ca 1880
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
original artist
Moran, Thomas
graphic artist
Minton, John
block maker
V. W. & Co.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 9.7 cm x 12.5 cm x 2.3 cm; 3 13/16 in x 4 15/16 in x 7/8 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1980.0219.1512
catalog number
1980.0219.1512
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Science & Mathematics
Native Americans
Communications
Art
Cultures & Communities
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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