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Poster, Quickest by the Air Mail, 1933

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) British General Post Office. It is dated 1933 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

75.4 × 50.4 cm (29 11/16 × 19 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in purple ink, upper left: MADE IN ENGLAND

It is signed

Printed in script, in gray ink, lower left: E. McKNIGHT KAUFFER ‘33

It is inscribed

Printed in gray, lower left: PRD 79; lower right: GPO [crowned and encircled]

Cite this object as

Poster, Quickest by the Air Mail, 1933; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; offset lithograph on paper, lined; 75.4 × 50.4 cm (29 11/16 × 19 13/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-61

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