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Print, Subway Posters Perform, 1948

This is a Print. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) New York Subway Advertising Company. It is dated 1948 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

26.9 × 14 cm (10 9/16 × 5 1/2 in.)

It is signed

Printed in script, in white ink, bottom left of image: E. McKnight Kauffer

It is inscribed

In black text, at bottom margin: NEW YORK SUBWAYS ADVERTISING CO., INC. / 630 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N. Y.

Cite this object as

Print, Subway Posters Perform, 1948; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; lithograph on paper; 26.9 × 14 cm (10 9/16 × 5 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-166-a

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