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Postcard, The Proposal, performed by the Arts League of Service

This is a postcard. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and published by Arts League of Service. It is dated 1926. Its medium is printed postcard. It is a part of the department.

Kauffer and Dorn’s provocative costumes and set designs dazzled on stages across England in performances by The Arts League of Service’s (ALS) Travelling Theatre. Active for almost two decades, the troupe entertained enthusiastic audiences with one-act plays, poetry, dance, folklore, and more, reaching a new village daily on tour.

It is credited Private Collection, London.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 8.5 × 13.5 cm (3 3/8 × 5 5/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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