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Book Cover, In the American Grain by William Carlos Williams, 1944

This is a Book cover. It was graphic design by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1944 and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is lithograph on thin glossy paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Susan Lustig Peck.

Its dimensions are

19.4 x 25.4 cm (7 5/8 x 10 in. )

It is signed

Signature printed, upper right center: lustig.

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, front cover upper center: IN THE AMERICAN GRAIN; lower center: WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS. Printed vertically in black ink, side cover: IN THE AMERICAN GRAIN; printed vertically in brown ink, side cover: W. C. WILLIAMS; printed horizontally in white ink, side cover: NC 1.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, In the American Grain by William Carlos Williams, 1944; Graphic design by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; lithograph on thin glossy paper; 19.4 x 25.4 cm (7 5/8 x 10 in. ); Gift of Susan Lustig Peck; 2001-29-23

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