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What is this?

At center, a spinning black wheel from which extends a black arm with clenched hand. Lightning bolts issue from the fist. At upper right, a red power plant. Imprinted in red, blue, and black, left margin and lower left portion: POWER / THE / NERVE CENTER / OF LONDON'S / UNDERGROUND.

This is a poster from United Kingdom. It is dated 1930 and we acquired it in 1963. Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

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Its medium is

lithograph on white wove paper mounted on board

Its dimensions are

101.6 x 61.4 cm (40 x 24 3/16 in. )

It is signed

Imprinted in black ink, lower right: EMcKnightKauffer 1930

It is inscribed

Imprinted in lower right:17.1500.1/3 and VINCENT BROOKS, DAY & SON, LTD. LITH. LONSON. WC.2.

This object was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Transport for London

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer

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