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1934

  • Work on this object began.

1944

  • Work on this object ended.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

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Poster, Visit Your Museums, Natural History Museum, 1939

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made by Edward McKnight Kauffer and printed by The Curwen Press and made for (as the client) London Passenger Transport Board. It is dated 1939 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is lithograph on paper mounted on board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

100 × 62.5 cm (39 3/8 × 24 5/8 in.)

It is signed

Printed in script, near coral, lower right, in yellow: E McKnight Kauffer ‘39

It is inscribed

Printed in brown ink, lower left: 39/21G/PROOF/C.P.

Cite this object as

Poster, Visit Your Museums, Natural History Museum, 1939; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; lithograph on paper mounted on board; 100 × 62.5 cm (39 3/8 × 24 5/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-100

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