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What is this?

Poster with black and white photo image (bottom) of woman removing freshly-baked biscuits from oven, set against blue printed background. Top section: Background is composed of a red polka dots on white background; title "A Better Home" appears within central band of blue (ovoid shape).

This is a poster from United States. It is dated ca. 1937–41 and we acquired it in 1995. Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Edward C. Post and from Friends of Drawings and Prints, General Acquisition Endowment, Sarah Cooper Hewitt, and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Funds. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

screenprint on paper

Its dimensions are

101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30 in. )

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black text on red band, lower margin: RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION/U.S. Department of Agriculture

This object was made for Rural Electrification Administration and designed by Lester Beall

This object was fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and purchased from Reinhold Brown Gallery

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18649825/ |title=Poster, "Rural Electrification Administration Poster: A Better Home", ca. 1937–41 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=23 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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