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Poster, Treat Yourself to Better Play, 1935

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son and made for (as the client) London Passenger Transport Board. It is dated 1935 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is lithograph on wove paper mounted on board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Marion Dorn Kauffer. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

Its dimensions are

101.4 × 63.2 cm (39 15/16 × 24 7/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in blue ink, lower right: E McKnight Kauffer ‘35

It is inscribed

Printed in brown ink, lower left: 35/3360/1500; center: Issued by London Passenger Transport board; lower right: VINCENT BROOKS, DAY & SON, LTD. LITH. LONDON. W.C.2

Cite this object as

Poster, Treat Yourself to Better Play, 1935; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; lithograph on wove paper mounted on board; 101.4 × 63.2 cm (39 15/16 × 24 7/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-73

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