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1935

  • Work on this object began.

1963

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Drawing, Study for "Quickest Way by Air Mail" Poster, 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 1935 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is graphite, pen and black ink, brush and black ink and white gouache on heavy white wove 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. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

Its dimensions are

11.5 × 25.9 cm (4 1/2 × 10 3/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for "Quickest Way by Air Mail" Poster, 1935; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; graphite, pen and black ink, brush and black ink and white gouache on heavy white wove paper; 11.5 × 25.9 cm (4 1/2 × 10 3/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-900

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