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1937

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1963

  • We acquired this object.

2013

2020

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Poster, August Bank Holiday, 1937

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) London Passenger Transport Board. It is dated 1937 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper, lined. 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

107.2 × 68.5 cm (42 3/16 × 26 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in script, in light blue, on leg of right-most postman: E. McKnight Kauffer ‘37

It is inscribed

Printed in blue ink, lower left: 37.3343.1000

Cite this object as

Poster, August Bank Holiday, 1937; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; offset lithograph on paper, lined; 107.2 × 68.5 cm (42 3/16 × 26 15/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-92

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