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Engraved woodblock of seven American Indians in an enclosure

Engraved woodblock of seven American Indians in an enclosure

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This engraved woodblock of seven American Indians inside an enclosure was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. for the Bureau of American Ethnology in about 1880. The engraving is marked with the initials WLS and DN for the original and graphic artists. The full names of the artists have not yet been identified.
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Object Name
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
ca 1880
Bureau of American Ethnology
Government Printing Office
block maker
V. W. & Co.
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
overall: 10 cm x 12.6 cm x 2.3 cm; 3 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Native Americans
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
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Science & Mathematics
Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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