decorated canoe

Description (Brief):

This engraved wood block was likely prepared to print an image in the publication "The Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842." The image was not published with any of the expedition volumes but is of the same style and subject as images in that publication. The block is not marked. Image shows a decorated canoe. The block was proofed.

Date Made: 1845-561845

Associated Name: Wilkes, CharlesEngraver: unknownIllustrator: 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: 1999.0145.297Accession Number: 1999.0145Catalog Number: 1999.0145.297

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_552812

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