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Description (Brief):

This engraved wood block was likely prepared to print an image in one of the volumes associated with the publication "United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842." It is not represented in any of the volumes of the report, however, and it may have been decided, at the time of the printing, not to use the image.

Date Made: 18451845-56

Associated Name: Wilkes, CharlesIllustrator: unknownEngraver: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Related Event: U.S. Exploring Expedition


See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Wilkes Blocks


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0145.283Accession Number: 1999.0145Catalog Number: 1999.0145.283

Object Name: Blockblock, printingObject Type: reliefblock printingWood Engraving

Measurements: overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_552727

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