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Poster, Explorers Prefer Shell, You Can Be Sure of Shell, 1934

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Shell-Mex and BP Ltd.. It is dated 1934 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 Kristina Parsons and Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

Its dimensions are

73.7 × 111.8 cm (29 × 44 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in purple ink, lower left: MADE IN ENGLAND

It is signed

Printed in script, in black ink, lower right: E. McKnight Kauffer–34.

It is inscribed

In black ink, lower right: 433.

Cite this object as

Poster, Explorers Prefer Shell, You Can Be Sure of Shell, 1934; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; offset lithograph on paper, lined; 73.7 × 111.8 cm (29 × 44 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-64

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