Engraved wood block "Drummond's Islander"

Engraved wood block "Drummond's Islander"

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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 5, page 48. The image was drawn by A. T. Agate. It was engraved by R. S. Gilbert, and originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia in 1844.
Reuben S. Gilbert (about 1815–about 1850) engraved this printing block after a drawing, Drummond's Islander, from the Kingsmill Island group by Expedition Artist Alfred T. Agate. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 45 of Volume V of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1844.
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Object Name
block, printing
Object Type
Wood Engraving
Date made
ca 1844
ca 1844
Wilkes, Charles
graphic artist
Gilbert, Reuben S.
original artist
Agate, A. T.
Sherman, Conger
Wilkes, Charles
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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