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Poster, Motor Show, Earls Court, 1937

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) London Passenger Transport Board. It is dated 1937 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Kauffer combines a gradient color and a photograph within an arrow to suggest crowds of people flocking to a motor show.

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

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Its dimensions are

25.4 × 31.8 cm (10 × 12 1/2 in.)

It is signed

Printed in script, in blue ink, lower left: E. McKnight Kauffer

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black, lower left: 37.4260 - 14,000; lower right: THE BAYNARD PRESS

Cite this object as

Poster, Motor Show, Earls Court, 1937; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; lithograph on paper; 25.4 × 31.8 cm (10 × 12 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-576

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