Printing block

Object Number: 
1987.5
Date: 
1892-1895
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 5 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 14.6 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Printing block for photoengraving; rectangular block of wood with attached metal (copper?) plate; relief surface in the shape of a full-size Robert Ingersoll spoon with crossed torches inscribed "REASON" and "LIBERTY"; half-tone detailing.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Walston S. Brown
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group