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Drawing, Study for "Quickest Way by Air Mail", 1935

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) British General Post Office. It is dated 1935 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is graphite, brush and blue and black gouache on heavy, white tracing 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

13.5 × 22.2 cm (5 5/16 × 8 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for "Quickest Way by Air Mail", 1935; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; graphite, brush and blue and black gouache on heavy, white tracing paper; 13.5 × 22.2 cm (5 5/16 × 8 3/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-899

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rebeca Méndez Selects.

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