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Object Timeline

1944

  • Work on this object began.

1954

  • Work on this object ended.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

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Print, To Tell the Truth, Color is Better

This is a Print. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) New York Subway Advertising Company. It is dated ca. 1949 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is lithograph on paper. 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

13.9 × 26.1 cm (5 1/2 × 10 1/4 in.)

It is signed

Printed in script, in black ink, center right: E. McKnight Kauffer.

Cite this object as

Print, To Tell the Truth, Color is Better; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; lithograph on paper; 13.9 × 26.1 cm (5 1/2 × 10 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-610

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