Tattooings

Tattooings

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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 1 (page 58 of the Lea & Blanchard 1845 stereotyped copy). The image was drawn by Joseph Drayton and A. T. Agate. It was engraved by B. F. Childs, and originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia in 1844.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Block
block, printing
Object Type
Wood Engraving
relief
Date made
ca 1844
date made
ca 1844
Associated Name
Wilkes, Charles
stereotyper
Fagan, J.
publisher
Lea & Blanchard
printer
Sherman, C.
author
Wilkes, Charles
graphic artist
Childs, Benjamin F.
original artist
Agate, A. T.
Drayton, Joseph
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1999.0145.032
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.032
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Wilkes Blocks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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