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What is this?

Multicolored poster advertising the Divisumma adding machine by Olivetti. Design consists of stylized printing ribbons in tones of grays interspersed with squares of vivid color. Small typographic forms appear randomly on several of the gray squares and more consistently on the colored ones.

This is a poster from United States. It is dated 1953 and we acquired it in 2009. Museum purchase through gift of James A. Lapides and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

photo-offset lithograph on white wove paper

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 67.9 x 47.9 cm (26 3/4 x 18 7/8 in.)

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