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1937

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Poster, A Postman in the Pool of London, Outposts of Britain, 1937

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) British General Post Office. It is dated 1937 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. 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

50.9 × 63.5 cm (20 1/16 × 25 in.)

It is signed

Printed in script, in black ink, lower right: E McKnight Kauffer, Hon. D. I.

It is inscribed

Printed in black, lower right: PRD 163; lower left: GPO [crowned and encircled]

Cite this object as

Poster, A Postman in the Pool of London, Outposts of Britain, 1937; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; offset lithograph on paper; 50.9 × 63.5 cm (20 1/16 × 25 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-87

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