Engraved woodblock of a "Tobacco Pipe"

Engraved woodblock of a "Tobacco Pipe"

Description
This engraved woodblock of a “Tobacco Pipe” was engraved, printed, and published in 1877 by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. as part of Figure 43 (p.426) in “Tribes of California” by Stephen Powers (1840-1904), an article in the Contributions to North American Ethnology v.3. Contributions was published by the U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey, a precursor to the Bureau of American Ethnology under the direction of John Wesley Powell (1834-1902).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1877
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
maker
Chase, A. W.
author
Powers, Stephen
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 1.6 cm x 11.2 cm x 2.4 cm; 5/8 in x 4 7/16 in x 15/16 in
ID Number
1980.0219.0876
catalog number
1980.0219.0876
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Native Americans
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Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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