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Poster, Train Yourself to Better Work

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son and made for (as the client) London Passenger Transport Board. It is dated 1935 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

102 × 63.9 cm (40 3/16 × 25 3/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in script, in black ink, lower right: E. McKnight Kauffer 35 [underlined]

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, lower left margin: 35/3361/1500.; center margin: Issued by London Passenger Transport Board; lower right margin: VINCENT BROOKS, DAY & SON, LTD. LITH. LONDON. WC2

Cite this object as

Poster, Train Yourself to Better Work; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; lithograph on paper; 102 × 63.9 cm (40 3/16 × 25 3/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-72

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