Engraved woodblock of "Light House Rock in the Canyon of Desolation"


This engraved woodblock of “Light House Rock in the Canyon of Desolation” was prepared by Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887) and the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in 1875 as Figure 17 (p.49) in Report of the Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries. Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution by John Wesley Powell (1834-1902).

Date Made: ca 18751875

Printer: Government Printing OfficePublisher: Bureau of American EthnologyAuthor: Powell, John WesleyGraphic Artist: Nichols, H. H.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0219.0068Accession Number: 1980.0219Catalog Number: 1980.0219.0068

Object Name: blockblock, engraved woodObject Type: Wood Engraving

Physical Description: wood (overall material)engraving (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 11.2 cm x 8.6 cm x 2.3 cm; 4 7/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 7/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-873c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_749060

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