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Poster, Contact with the World, Use the Telephone, 1934

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1934 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is offset ithograph 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

74.9 × 49.2 cm (29 1/2 × 19 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in purple ink, upper left: MADE IN ENGLAND

It is signed

Printed in script, in blue ink, lower center: E. McKnight Kauffer ‘34

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, lower right: PRD 66; lower left: GPO [crowned and encircled]

Cite this object as

Poster, Contact with the World, Use the Telephone, 1934; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; offset ithograph on paper, lined; 74.9 × 49.2 cm (29 1/2 × 19 3/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-62

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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