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Postcard, Composition 8, 1926

This is a Postcard. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and photographed by Erich Consemüller. It is dated 1926 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is print on thick paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors.

Its dimensions are

9 × 14 cm (3 9/16 × 5 1/2 in.)

It is signed

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: A.38.2087 / Bayer; Printed in black ink, upper left: herbert bayer / bauhaus: composition 8 / (1926); lower left: foto consemüller

Cite this object as

Postcard, Composition 8, 1926; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); print on thick paper; 9 × 14 cm (3 9/16 × 5 1/2 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-303

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