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1950

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1997

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for "Germany" Poster, December 7, 1950

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Pan American World Airways. It is dated December 7, 1950 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is crayon, brush and gouache, graphite on tracing paper, laid down. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Grace Schulman.

Its dimensions are

45.6 × 38.2 cm (17 15/16 × 15 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right: DESIGNED BY / E. MCKNIGHT KAUFFER

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: My choice EMcK. K

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, below stamp: 12/7/50; in graphite, center right [---]; lower right: Tower?

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for "Germany" Poster, December 7, 1950; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; crayon, brush and gouache, graphite on tracing paper, laid down; 45.6 × 38.2 cm (17 15/16 × 15 1/16 in.); Gift of Grace Schulman; 1997-134-15

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