Engraved woodblock of the "Moki method of dressing hair"

This engraved woodblock of a “Moki method of dressing hair” was prepared, after a photograph, by Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887) and the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Plate XLIII (p.583) in an article by James Stevenson (1840-1888) entitled “Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Pueblos of Zuni, New Mexico, and Wolpi, Arizona, in 1881” in the Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1881-82.
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Object Name
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
Bureau of American Ethnology
graphic artist
Nichols, H. H.
Government Printing Office
Stevenson, James
block maker
J. J. & Co.
Physical Description
engraving (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
overall: 17.2 cm x 13.3 cm x 2.3 cm; 6 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 7/8 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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