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1931

  • Work on this object began.

1932

  • Work on this object ended.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

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Poster, Publicity Pays on the Underground, 1931–1932

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and printed by Waterlow & Sons, Ltd. and made for (as the client) Underground Electric Railways of London Company Ltd.. It is dated 1931–1932 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is offset lithograph on wove 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

76.1 × 50.8 cm (29 15/16 × 20 in.)

It is signed

Signed in script, in blue ink, right of hands: E. McKnight Kauffer. ’31.

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, lower left: 211—5,000—4-2-32.; lower right: WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED. LONDON. DUNSTABLE & WATFORD.

Cite this object as

Poster, Publicity Pays on the Underground, 1931–1932; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; offset lithograph on wove paper; 76.1 × 50.8 cm (29 15/16 × 20 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-48

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