Engraved woodblock of the "Signal for 'buffalo discovered'"

Description
This engraved woodblock of “Signal for ‘buffalo discovered’” was prepared by Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887) and the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Figure 337 on page 532 in an article by Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) entitled “Sign Language Among the North American Indians” in the First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1879-80.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1881
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
maker
Nichols, H. H.
author
Mallery, Garrick
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: 10 cm x 17.6 cm x 2.3 cm; 3 15/16 in x 6 15/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.1523
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.1523
subject
Native Americans
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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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

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