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Associated Name:
Wilkes, Charles  Search this
Stereotyper:
Fagan, J.  Search this
Publisher:
Lea & Blanchard  Search this
Printer:
Sherman, C.  Search this
Author:
Wilkes, Charles  Search this
Graphic artist:
Childs, Benjamin F.  Search this
Original artist:
Drayton, Joseph  Search this
Agate, A. T.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Block
Object Type:
Wood Engraving
relief
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
ca 1844
Date made:
ca 1844
Description (Brief):
This engraved wood block was used to print an image in the publication "Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842," 1844, Volume 1 (page 57 of the Lea & Blanchard 1845 stereotyped copy). The image was drawn by Joseph Drayton and A. T. Agate. It was engraved by B. F. Childs, and originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia in 1844.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
U.S. Exploring Expedition  Search this
ID Number:
1999.0145.022
Accession number:
1999.0145
Catalog number:
1999.0145.022
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Wilkes Blocks
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-3958-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_552310