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1935

  • Work on this object began.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Study for "Quickest Way by Air Mail" Poster

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) British General Post Office. We acquired it in 1963. Its medium is graphite, brush and silver paint 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 Kristina Parsons and Carey Gibbons.

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Drawing, Study for "Quickest Way by Air Mail" Poster; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; graphite, brush and silver paint and blue gouache on heavy cream paper; 1963-39-898

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