Summer Sales Quickly Reached

A work made of color lithograph on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of color lithograph on cream wove paper.

Date:

1925

Artist:

Mary Koop (English, 1884-1967)
printed by Dangerfield Printing Company Limited
published by Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

About this artwork

In 20th-century England, store markdowns happened just twice a year, in the winter after the holidays and in the summer. This poster promotes the Underground as a rapid—and dry—mode of transit to this exciting biannual event. A stream of gaily colored umbrellas, with few solid black ones (the color commonly used by men) in sight, is funneled toward the train to reach shopping destinations. Is the black-and-white umbrella with a design reminiscent of a spider’s web at the very front of the poster an allusion to the snares of consumerism?

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 125

Artist

Mary Koop

Title

Summer Sales Quickly Reached

Origin

England

Date

1925

Medium

Color lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions

1020 × 630 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

Reference Number

1925.513

Extended information about this artwork

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