Engraved woodblock of "Climbing the Grand Canyon"

Engraved woodblock of "Climbing the Grand Canyon"

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Description
This engraved woodblock of “Climbing the Grand Canyon” was prepared by F. S. King and the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in 1875 on page 98 of John Wesley Powell's 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. Thomas Moran (1837-1926) was the original artist.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
block, engraved wood
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
ca 1875
1875
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Powell, John Wesley
original artist
Moran, Thomas
graphic artist
King, Francis Scott
maker
V. W. & Co.
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
engraving (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.5 cm x 6.4 cm x 2.3 cm; 7 5/16 in x 2 1/2 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.0474
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0474
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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