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To Die at Dawn

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chromolithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.12-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR1

This poster advertises the theatrical performance "To Die at Dawn", staged in the United States at the turn of the century. Though the designer of this poster is unknown, its design is typical of the time. The colour-printing process, chromolithography, was commonly used to produce such advertisements. The use of colour was intended to attract attention and encourage people to attend a performance.

Physical description

Poster

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

ca. 1895 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Chromolithograph

Dimensions

Height: 70.9 cm, Width: 106.6 cm

Descriptive line

American Theatre poster by an unknown designer ca. 1895.

Materials

Paper; Ink; Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Entertainment; Theatre; Performance

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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