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For a dip in cool Lake Michigan use the Elevated

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1916 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Best, Roy, born 1892 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph poster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 76, box (15)

Physical description

Poster advertising the Chicago Elevated Railroads, with the tagline 'For a dip in cool Lake Michigan use the Elevated'.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


ca. 1916 (made)


Best, Roy, born 1892 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph poster

Marks and inscriptions

Roy Best


Height: 38.5 in, Width: 26.5 in

Descriptive line

'For a dip in cool Lake Michigan use the Elevated', colour lithograph poster by Roy Best, USA, ca. 1916

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1916-1918, London: HMSO, 1920.


Paper (fiber product)


Colour lithography

Subjects depicted



Posters; Transport; Tourism & Travel


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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