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Poster, Tea Drives Away the Droops, 1936

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Empire Tea Market-Expansion Board. It is dated 1936 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 featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Tea, anyone?.

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

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  • molded soft-paste porcelain with overglaze enameling and gilding.
  • Gift of Mrs. Morris Hawkes.
  • 1942-25-20-a,c
  • Creamer (Germany)
  • glass.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisition Endowment.
  • 1987-8-5

Its dimensions are

75.9 × 50.2 cm (29 7/8 × 19 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in purple ink, upper left: MADE IN ENGLAND

It is signed

Printed in script in white ink, center right: E McKnight Kauffer 36

Cite this object as

Poster, Tea Drives Away the Droops, 1936; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; lithograph on paper, lined; 75.9 × 50.2 cm (29 7/8 × 19 3/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-84

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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