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Poster, A Better Home, 1941

This is a poster. It was designed by Lester Beall and made for (as the client) Rural Electrification Administration. It is dated 1941 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is screenprint on paper. 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 Electrification for a Better Biscuit.

This object was purchased from Reinhold Brown Gallery and fund: General Acquisitions Endowment. It is credited 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.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 101.8 × 76.2 cm (40 1/16 in. × 30 in.)

It is inscribed

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

Cite this object as

Poster, A Better Home, 1941; Designed by Lester Beall (American, 1903–1969); USA; screenprint on paper; H x W: 101.8 × 76.2 cm (40 1/16 in. × 30 in.); 1995-106-2

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