Engraved woodblock of an "Eskimo approaching seal"


This engraved woodblock, after a photograph, of an “Eskimo approaching seal” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published as Figure 412 (p.484) in an article by Franz Boas (1858-1942) entitled “The Central Eskimo” in the Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1884-85.

Date Made: 1888

Publisher: Bureau of American EthnologyPrinter: Government Printing OfficeAuthor: Boas, Franz

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia

Subject: Native Americans

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0219.0368Accession Number: 1980.0219Catalog Number: 1980.0219.0368

Object Name: blockObject Type: Wood Engraving

Physical Description: wood (overall material)engraving (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 3.8 cm x 8.7 cm x 2.3 cm; 1 1/2 in x 3 7/16 in x 7/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8cb1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_749360

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