Engraved wood block "Cannibal Cooking-Pots"

Description (Brief):

This engraved wood block was used to print an image in the publication "Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842," 1844, Volume 3, page 111. The image was drawn by A. T. Agate. It was engraved by J.J. Butler, and originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia in 1844.

Joline J. Butler (about 1815–1846, working in New York City between 1841 and 1845) engraved this printing block after the drawing Cannibal Cooking-Pots from the Feejee (Fiji) group cultures by Expedition Artist Alfred T. Agate. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 111 of Volume III of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1844.

Date Made: ca 1844ca 1844

Publisher: Wilkes, CharlesGraphic Artist: Butler, Joline J.Original Artist: Agate, A. T.Printer: Sherman, CongerAuthor: Wilkes, Charles

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Related Event: U.S. Exploring Expedition


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Exhibition Location:

Related Web Publication: http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm

Related Publication: The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0145.149Accession Number: 1999.0145Catalog Number: 1999.0145.149Accession Number: 1999.0145

Object Name: blockblock, printingObject Type: reliefblock printingWood Engraving

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-bc5e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_552584

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