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1920

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

2014

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2018

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Poster, A Subway Poster Pulls, before 1935

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) New York Subway Advertising Company. It is dated before 1935 and we acquired it in 1963. 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 Laws of Attraction.

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

76.2 × 116.8 cm (30 × 46 in.)

It is signed

Printed in script, in gray, lower right: E. McKnight Kauffer.

It is inscribed

Lower right in gray: [NYSA logo]

Cite this object as

Poster, A Subway Poster Pulls, before 1935; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; screenprint on paper; 76.2 × 116.8 cm (30 × 46 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-119

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