three looped lines

three looped lines

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Description (Brief)
This engraved wood block was likely prepared to print an image in one of the volumes associated with the publication "United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842." It is not represented in any of the volumes of the report, however, and it may have been decided, at the time of the printing, not to use the image.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Block
block, printing
Object Type
relief
block printing
Wood Engraving
Date made
1845
1845-56
Associated Name
Wilkes, Charles
illustrator
unknown
engraver
unknown
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1999.0145.283
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.283
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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