Engraved woodblock of "Bringing down the batten"

Engraved woodblock of "Bringing down the batten"

Description
This engraved woodblock of “Bringing down the batten” was prepared, after a photograph, by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Plate XXXVIII (p.390) in an article by Dr. Washington Matthews (1843-1905) entitled “Navajo Weavers” in the Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1881-82.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1884
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Matthews, Washington
Powell, John Wesley
block maker
A. P. J. & 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)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 11 cm x 2.3 cm; 5 1/8 in x 4 5/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.1365
catalog number
1980.0219.1365
accession number
1980.0219
subject
Native Americans
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Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Communications
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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