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Drawing, Study for "The Telephone at Your Service" Poster, April 9, 1937

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) British General Post Office. It is dated April 9, 1937 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite on paper. 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 and Virginia McBride. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

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Its dimensions are

26.6 × 17.8 cm (10 1/2 × 7 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in ink, verso: 9 April 1937

It is signed

Signed in blue gouache, lower right: E.McK.K.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: No. 1

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for "The Telephone at Your Service" Poster, April 9, 1937; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; brush and gouache, graphite on paper; 26.6 × 17.8 cm (10 1/2 × 7 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-524

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