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Invitation, Bob McGowan's 50th Birthday Celebration, 1993

This is a Invitation. It was designed by Edward Fella. It is dated 1993 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is offset lithograph on tan paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Edward Fella and catalogued by Molly Seiler. It is credited Gift of Edward Fella.

Its dimensions are

43.2 x 27.9 cm (17 x 11 in. )

It is signed

Signature imprinted in black, verso, across upper right quadrant: ed fella :Desig'n LETTERING

It is inscribed

Recto: Imprinted in black across upper left quadrant: YOU ARE INVITED/ To/ BOB/ MCGOWAN'S; upper right quadrant, running downward: 50th BIRTHDAY; across upper center: CELEBRATION; across center: WE'LL PARTY/ AT Bittersweet Farms/ 'TILL/ THE/ COWS COME HOME.; across center, right: 7:30 p.m./ on/ Monday/ December/ 27/ 1993; across center, left: WE'LL/ REMINISCE/ 'TIL THEY/ CAN'T; across lower right quadrant: STAND IT ANY/ MORE/ *& TAKE OFF/ OR/ GREENER/ PASTURES.*/ across lower edge: BARNYARD BOOGEY R.S.V.P. (313) 620-0123 Verso: Imprinted in black across upper left quadrant: Party Theme:/ Fiftieth birthday/ Bittersweet Farm/ damn,/ you and your vernacular/ have me seeing/ Chew Mail Pouch/ signs on my barn; across center, left: prefer a theme/ like/ Bittersweet/ darm for 'em/ or/ farm fourM/ music/ muses/ magic/ (your own M word here)/ MALARKEY/ family, friends/ a good harvest/ BitterSweet McGowen Farm/ 8551 ALLEN ROAD/ CLARKSTON, MICHIGAN/ ZIP: 48348/ 48348/ OR/ OR/ OR/ 48348 *&... PASTURES is crossed out

Cite this object as

Invitation, Bob McGowan's 50th Birthday Celebration, 1993; Designed by Edward Fella (American, b. 1938); USA; offset lithograph on tan paper; 43.2 x 27.9 cm (17 x 11 in. ); Gift of Edward Fella; 1995-42-4

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