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Drawing, Study for "Quickest Way by Air Mail" Poster, General Post Office, May 13, 1935

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) British General Post Office. It is dated May 13, 1935 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is graphite, silver paint, and brush and blue gouache on heavy cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer and catalogued by Virginia McBride and Dr. Gail Davidson. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

Its dimensions are

6.5 x 16.4 cm (2 9/16 x 6 7/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Stamp in gray ink, verso: DESIGNED BY / 13 MAY, 1935 / E MCK KAUFFER

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for "Quickest Way by Air Mail" Poster, General Post Office, May 13, 1935; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; graphite, silver paint, and brush and blue gouache on heavy cream paper; 6.5 x 16.4 cm (2 9/16 x 6 7/16 in. ); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-898

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