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Broadsides: "Wash. D.C. July 4, 1971 Smoke-In - Let's twist again like we did last summer!" [3 Variants]
N.P. Youth International Party, 1971. Attractive set of broadsides promoting the second annual 4th of July Smoke-In on the Washington, D.C. Mall, a Yippie-sponsored event which began the previous year. Each broadside features a photo of a young man smoking a joint while holding a burning American flag, with the...
[Item #19869]
Price: $600.00
 
Broadsides: "Wash. D.C. July 4, 1971 Smoke-In - Let's twist again like we did last summer!" [3 Variants]
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Original Poster: "Joe Levy, Multi Millionaire Property Developer [...] Whose Side Are The Police On?"
N.p, n.d. [London: All London Squatters, ca 1974?]. Poster calling attention to the plight of those evicted from the Camden Street Squat, formerly located at 220 Camden High Street. The owner of the building, Joseph Levy (1906-1990), was a wealthy London property developer whose company Stock Conversion helped rebuild the...
[Item #19873]
Price: $750.00
 
Original Poster: "Joe Levy, Multi Millionaire Property Developer [...] Whose Side Are The Police On?"
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Original Poster: Did You Ever Want To Kill Your Boss?
[Seattle]: [Black Eye Press], ca.1970's. A poster produced by anarchist publisher Black Eye Press, advocating the abolition of bosses, work, and money. Humorous text and "tough guy" cartoons a-la Frank Miller, and though the title bears a strong resemplance to the pro-situ poster "Do you ever feel like killing your...
[Item #18341]
Price: $75.00
 
Original Poster: Did You Ever Want To Kill Your Boss?
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Original Poster: May Day "If our people fight one tribe at a time, all will be killed. They can cut off our fingers one by one, but if we join together we will make a powerful fist."
Washington DC: Students & Youth for a Peoples' Peace, [1971]. Poster from the 1971 May Day protests in Washington, DC, a series of large-scale civil disobedience actions in protest against the Vietnam War. The poster reproduces a well-known portrait of Sioux chief Sitting Bull, and utilizes a quote by him...
[Item #19818]
Price: $150.00
 
Original Poster: May Day "If our people fight one tribe at a time, all will be killed. They can cut off our fingers one by one, but if we join together we will make a powerful fist."
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The Street Wall Journal - Vol.1, Nos.1-3
New York: Committee to Defend the Panther 21, 1970. Set of "wall newspaper"-style broadsides produced by the Committee to Defend the Panther 21, the title (used also by the unafiliated S.D.S. journal) intentionally used to reference the paper's ideological opposite, The Wall Street Journal. The committee was formed in early...
[Item #19781]
Price: $1,800.00
 
The Street Wall Journal - Vol.1, Nos.1-3
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Broadside: "Neither the Electric Chair --- Nor A Living Death. Let Us Demand Full Freedom for Sacco and Vanzetti. Monster Mass Protest Meeting, Sunday, May 15th 7:30pm."
Los Angeles: Sacco-Vanzetti United Front Defense Conference, [1927]. Large broadside promoting a mass protest meeting demanding freedom for Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. The meeting was to be held on Sunday, May 15th, at two locations in Los Angeles - Music Art Hall and Symphony Hall - with Upton Sinclair...
[Item #26211]
Price: $2,500.00
 
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Original Promotional Poster: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, Mass. - Sat. Apr. 26 [1980]
Mason City, IA: Central Show Print, [1980]. Advertises a 7-bout event at the Springfield Civic Center, the highlight being a tag-team match pairing Andre "The Giant" Roussimoff and Ivan "Polish Power" Putski against the Angry Samoans. Includes full-length portraits of Backlund, Patera, Putski, and Andre the Giant. Though Roussimoff debuted...
[Item #17187]
Price: $250.00
 
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Original hand-drawn poster: Broadcasting From Safety Division Station U.S.A. - Your Announcer, Uncle Sam
N.p. [1930]. A rustic but quite charming juvenile production, in which a large, central portrait of Uncle Sam is flanked by images demonstrating proper safety techniques for young workers. The truck at center right bears the insignia "U.S. CCC," and most of the figures are uniformed, leading us to the...
[Item #16840]
Price: $450.00
 
Original hand-drawn poster: Broadcasting From Safety Division Station U.S.A. - Your Announcer, Uncle Sam
9.

Brian Flanagan For Sheriff Watch Him Run
N.p. [Chicago: 1969]. Brian Flanagan (b. 1946) was a member of both SDS and the Weathermen, and directly connected to the fatal Greenwich Village apartment explosion in which three Weathermen were killed while preparing for a bomb attack on Fort Dix (Flanagan had reputedly left the apartment briefly for more...
[Item #19730]
Price: $1,500.00
 
Brian Flanagan For Sheriff Watch Him Run
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Budme Pevni! Socialismus ano Okupace Ne!! [We Are United! Socialism Yes - Occupation No!]
[Prague: 1968]. An iconic image from the 1968 Soviet invasion of of Czechoslovakia. The producers of such works, operating in haste and secrecy, intended them for immediate wheat-pasting onto walls (whereafter the occupying Soviet forces would have done their best to ensure an extremely ephemeral survival time), and thus paid...
[Item #19727]
Price: $2,500.00
 
Budme Pevni! Socialismus ano Okupace Ne!! [We Are United! Socialism Yes - Occupation No!]
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Join The Campaign Against A Criminal Trespass Law
N.p. [London: ca 1976]: C.A.C.T.L. [Campaign Against the Criminal Trespass Law]`. Large, vivid poster promoting the rights of squatters, tenants, and gypsies. Unattributed, but possibly from the Paddington Printshop in London, a peoples' printmaking workshop where a great many squatters' rights materials were produced. This poster advertises the Campaign Against...
[Item #19731]
Price: $750.00
 
Join The Campaign Against A Criminal Trespass Law
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Lithographed Poster: Victory is a 7 Day-A-Week Job! Your Sunday Favorites in the Daily Worker
New York: Daily Worker, [1944]. Patriotic advertising poster for the daily organ of the Communist Party, issued at the apex of the United Front period and touting the need for American fighters to stand fast with their Soviet allies. Includes a subscription blank (unused) and a graphic headline. The artwork...
[Item #19862]
Price: $200.00
 
Lithographed Poster: Victory is a 7 Day-A-Week Job! Your Sunday Favorites in the Daily Worker
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A Meeting of American Radicals The British Scene Where It's At
N.p. [London, ca 1985?]. Universal calendar points to 1985 being the most likely date of creation for this vivid and graphically inspired poster, advertising a meeting of American radicals at the famed Conway Hall, long-time meeting place for radicals and intellectual center of the Conway Hall Ethical Society, thought to...
[Item #19732]
Price: $500.00
 
A Meeting of American Radicals The British Scene Where It's At
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Original Broadside: Post Mortem Ante Facto
New York: Situationist International, 1969. First Edition. Issued January 10, 1969 as a "supplement" to the first issue of the American journal Situationist International, the imminent publication of which it announces. Possibly the first official pronouncement of the American Situationists following their admission to the SI in December, 1968. The...
[Item #18330]
Price: $850.00
 
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[Original Poster] Viet Nam: Mr Johnson te lo Avevamo Detto
N.p. ca 1968. Anonymously-published poster featuring a distorted image of LBJ's head with the caption in Italian: "Mr Johnson - te lo Avevamo Detto" ["Mr. Johnson, we told you so]. Without imprint, no artist credited; likely dating from the time of Johnson's period in office (1964-69), during which time he...
[Item #19330]
Price: $250.00
 
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Présenté par Lui-Même. 87 affiches de mai-juin 1968
Paris: Usines Universités Union, 1968. First Edition. 95 posters from the May, 1968 Paris student uprising, pictured in halftone with captions. A nicely preserved copy. 12mo (7" x 4"). Printed card wrappers; 95pp; illus. Fine copy.
[Item #19496]
Price: $45.00
 
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Poster: Tercer Mundo, Tercera Guerra Mundial [Third World, Third World War]
[Havana, Cuba: S.i.], 1970. Film poster for Cuban director Julio García Espinosa's 90-minute documentary on attrocities and war crimes committed during the Vietnam War. Filmed from the Cuban point of view, the film was a call to resistance by the Third World everywhere against the military-industrial complex of the capitalist...
[Item #26217]
Price: $750.00
 
Poster: Tercer Mundo, Tercera Guerra Mundial [Third World, Third World War]
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Original Poster: James Baldwin's Statement To Angela
Buffalo: Buffalo Committee to Free Angela Davis / October Graphics, [1971]. An original poster printed by October Graphics designer Vinton Kirk for the Buffalo Committee to Free Angela Davis. Kirk's image of Davis prominently features the concluding lines of James Baldwin's famous "An Open Letter to My Sister, Angela Y....
[Item #19760]
Price: $3,500.00
 
Original Poster: James Baldwin's Statement To Angela
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Poster: "SAVE YOUR CANS - Help pass the Ammunition"
[Washington DC]: War Production Board, [n.d. but ca.1942-early 1943]. Poster issued by the Salvage Division of the War Production Board, depicting a woman's outstretched arm holding a can of tomatoes, which are transformed into ammunition for a soldier firing a machine gun. One of a series of conservation-themed propaganda posters...
[Item #25362]
Price: $750.00
 
Poster: "SAVE YOUR CANS - Help pass the Ammunition"
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Poster: "Victory Starts Here!"
New York: R. Hoe & Co., Inc. / Grinnell Lithographic Co. [n.d. but ca.1942]. Stunning contribution to the National War Poster Competition, held under the auspices of Artists For Victory, Inc., the Council For Democracy, and with the support of the Museum of Modern Art. A wonderful piece of homefront...
[Item #25458]
Price: $750.00
 
Poster: "Victory Starts Here!"
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Israel - 2 Conferencias por Vicente Lombardo Toledano
Mexico City: Taller de Gráfica Popular, [1951]. Colorful poster advertising a series of lectures on the new state of Israel by the Mexican labor leader Vincente Toledano. An unusual subject, and a decidedly uncommon work by the radical graphic arts collective Taller de Gráfica Popular. PRIGNITZ 134. Original linocut in...
[Item #16842]
Price: $750.00
 
Israel - 2 Conferencias por Vicente Lombardo Toledano
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Support the People of Angola. Victory to the MPLA!
[San Francisco: ca 1980]. A striking graphic of a female MPLA rebel fighter shouldering an AK-47. Issued without imprint. Jerry Biggs was a prominent and prolific Bay Area graphic artist. This work is pictured in Cushing, All of Us Or None: Social Justice Posters of the Bay Area (Berkeley: 2012), p.104...
[Item #18403]
Price: $200.00
 
Support the People of Angola. Victory to the MPLA!
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Original Poster: Sixth Annual Fourth of July Smoke-In at the Ellipse, Washington, D.C.
New York: Youth International Party, 1975. Poster for the 6th Annual 4th of July Smoke-In, an event co-sponsored by the Yippie's and the Mother Love Tribe. Prominently featured at center is P. Bramley's drawing of Benjamin Franklin (and various other founding fathers) enjoying a joint or three alongside Smokey the...
[Item #19841]
Price: $350.00
 
Original Poster: Sixth Annual Fourth of July Smoke-In at the Ellipse, Washington, D.C.
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Libertad de Palabra - Una de las Cuatro Libertades Por Las Que Luchan Los Aliados
Washington: El Coordinador de Asuntos Interamericanos, 1942. A brilliant design, clearly incorporating the surrealist influences that appeared in Brodovitch's work beginning in the late Thirties. This is one of a series of posters commissioned by the Office of Inter-American Affairs in the early years of World War Two, created specifically...
[Item #16212]
Price: $2,500.00
 
Libertad de Palabra - Una de las Cuatro Libertades Por Las Que Luchan Los Aliados
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[Lithograph] Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen of North America. Organized Dec. 1st 1873. Benevolence. Sobriety. Industry.
Cincinnati: Strobridge Lithographing Co, 1885. An excellent, highly detailed lithograph celebrating the formation of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, one of the "Big Four" railroad unions (along with the Brotherhoods of Trainmen, Engineers, and Brakemen) prior to the establishment of Eugene Debs's American Railway Union in 1893. The BLFNA was...
[Item #23241]
Price: $2,500.00
 


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