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Poster, The Flea at The Natural History Museum, 1926

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son and made for (as the client) Underground Electric Railways of London Company Ltd.. It is dated 1926 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper, lined. 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

100.5 × 62.8 cm (39 9/16 × 24 3/4 in.)

It is signed

Printed in script, in olive ink, lower right: E. McKnight Kauffer 1926.

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, lower left: 1000. 1342. 4-9-26; lower right: VINCENT BROOKS, DAY & SON, LTD. Lith. London. W.C.2. In graphite, lower right: 37.

Cite this object as

Poster, The Flea at The Natural History Museum, 1926; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; offset lithograph on paper, lined; 100.5 × 62.8 cm (39 9/16 × 24 3/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-39

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