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
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1881
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
maker
Nichols, H. H.
author
Mallery, Garrick
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
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1980.0219.1523
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.1523
subject
Communications
Native Americans
Cultures & Communities
Art
Science & Mathematics
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
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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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