This object is currently resting in our storage facility. See our image rights statement.

 

See more objects with the color firebrick maroon darkolivegreen slategrey darkslategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

-0001

1930

  • Work on this object began.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

2013

2016

  • You found it!

Poster, Power--The Nerve Center of London's Underground, 1930

This is a poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Transport for London. It is dated 1930 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is lithograph on white wove paper mounted on board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled The Power Underground.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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.

Cite this object as

Poster, Power--The Nerve Center of London's Underground, 1930; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; lithograph on white wove paper mounted on board; 101.6 x 61.4 cm (40 x 24 3/16 in. ); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-45

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18448065/ |title=Poster, Power--The Nerve Center of London's Underground, 1930 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=29 August 2016 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

If you would like to tell us more about an object or have found an error in an object record, please let us know!