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Accession number 1997.57
Catalog Number 1997.57.332
Object Name Block, Printing
Description A half tone photoengraving block made from a block of wood with what appears to be a copperplate placed on top of the block. The copperplate holds an image similar to a photographic negative of two boys outside with blowguns. The bottom left corner of the copperplate is turned up slightly making a sharp point. Written on the paper wrapped around the plate was "Plate 17 Catawba blowgun" The image on the plate is found in an article by Speck: Speck, Frank G. "The Cane BlowGun in Catawba and Southeastern Ethnology." "American Anthropologist", New Series, Vol. 40, No. 2. (Apr. - June., 1938), pp. 198-204. The image appears between pages 198 and 199 and the accompanying caption reads "Catawba using cane blowgun on small birds at edge of swamp." A copy of the article is in the main accession file for the collection.

The paper wrapper also had the return address "From E. McCrudden, 107 Woodside Ave, Trenton N.J." and the mailing address "Dr. Frank (Speck), University of (Pennsylvania), Anthropology (Department), Phila (delphia, Penn)". The edge of the mailing address was missing, but it was easy to fill in the blanks.
Dimensions H-5 W-4.25 D-1 inches
Collection Wooden Objects / Speck Collection
Imagefile 004\199757332.JPG