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1943

  • Work on this object began.

1953

  • Work on this object ended.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

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Poster, Subway Posters Perform, before 1948

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) New York Subway Advertising Company. It is dated before 1948 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is lithograph on paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

Its dimensions are

104 × 74.3 cm (40 15/16 × 29 1/4 in.)

It is signed

Printed in script, in gray, lower left: E. McKnight Kauffer.

Cite this object as

Poster, Subway Posters Perform, before 1948; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); lithograph on paper, lined; 104 × 74.3 cm (40 15/16 × 29 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-120

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