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Printing block

Object Number: 
Z.977
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 1 in. ( 69.5 x 100 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on reverse: "RED"
Description: 
Printing block for bandbox or wallpaper with street scene carved in relief; fire fighters in foreground point hoses toward tops of buildings, which are consumed in flame; printing surface is stained red and much of it is flat (uncarved).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group