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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: 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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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
 
5.

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
6.

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!]
8.

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
9.

La Campagne Electorale Commence / Notre Lutte Continue
[Paris: May, 1968]. Unique, hand-lettered poster calling on workers to boycott the 1968 General Elections, which the artist characterizes as a Gaullist plot to "Shatter the May Workers' Movement". The poster goes on to say, "...the factory workers are not fooled by the crumbs thrown them by the bosses, nor...
[Item #19728]
Price: $2,500.00
 
La Campagne Electorale Commence / Notre Lutte Continue
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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
11.

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
 
13.

[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
 
14.

Original lithographed poster: Musée des Horreurs No. 34 - "Que le chambardement commence!!" ["Let the ruckus begin!"]
Paris: Imp. Gerant, [1899]. One of a series of 51 anti-semitic posters drawn and published under the pseudonym "V. Lenepveu" -- the artist's actual identity has never, to our knowledge, been discovered. The caricatures attack the principal figures involved in the defense of Alfred Dreyfus, a French Army captain who...
[Item #16834]
Price: $300.00
 
Original lithographed poster: Musée des Horreurs No. 34 - "Que le chambardement commence!!" ["Let the ruckus begin!"]
15.

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
16.

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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Original Poster: "Women Workers: Do you Know Your Rights?"
[London]: Camden Community Law Centre, [n.d. but ca.mid-1970's]. Poster produced by the Camden Community Law Centre in London, promoting a series of meetings at the Kentish Town Library designed to inform working women of their rights with regards to sex discrimination, equal pay, etc. The CCLC is comprised of volunteers...
[Item #19871]
Price: $250.00
 
Original Poster: "Women Workers: Do you Know Your Rights?"
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Ramparts Wall Poster, nos 1-3 + 2 extras (August 24-28, 1968 - all issued?)
Chicago: Ramparts Magazine, 1968. First Edition. Five ephemeral broadsides issued daily during the Youth International Party's (Yippies) "Festival of Life," held to coincide (and disrupt) the 1968 Democratic Party convention. Intended to be posted publicly, the Wall Posters include reportage on police busts, anti-hippie conspiracies, convention news, and statements from...
[Item #16852]
Price: $600.00
 
Ramparts Wall Poster, nos 1-3 + 2 extras (August 24-28, 1968 - all issued?)
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Original silk-screened poster: Historical Photo-Silkscreen Movie (from the "Calendario" of 1977)
[San Francisco: Galeria de la Raza, 1976/77]: 1977. From the Galeria de la Raza's "Calendario" for 1977. Chicano artists affiliated with the gallery produced these calendars, each consisting of thirteen original screenprints, beginning in the early Seventies. Individual prints were also sold in numbered editions. René Yañez was among the...
[Item #16800]
Price: $750.00
 
Original silk-screened poster: Historical Photo-Silkscreen Movie (from the "Calendario" of 1977)
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Original silkscreened poster: Homenaje A Frida Kahlo...November 2 - December 17, 1978
San Francisco: 1978. Magnificent three-color screenprint by master Chicano printmaker Rupert Garcia, announcing an exhibition of works in honor of Frida Kahlo at the Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco. Garcia (b. 1941) is one of California's best-known and most influential artist-activists; he was a founding member of the...
[Item #16833]
Price: $2,200.00
 
Original silkscreened poster: Homenaje A Frida Kahlo...November 2 - December 17, 1978
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Two Monumental Hook-Work Parade Banners: Chairman Mao Reviewing The Great Army of the Cultural Revolution
Urumqi, XinJiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Cultural Revolution Committee of Urumqi / Xinjiang Army Divisioni, 1967/8. Both banners bear the inscription "Chairman Mao Reviewing the Great Army of the Cultural Revolution," and depict the August, 1966 mass rally at Tiananmen Gate, where more than 10 million Red Guards from all over...
[Item #16838]
Price: $8,000.00
 
Two Monumental Hook-Work Parade Banners: Chairman Mao Reviewing The Great Army of the Cultural Revolution


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