[San Francisco]: The Communist Party of North Beach, N.d. [1947?]. Mimeographed broadside, 14" x 8-1/2" on pulp paper. Text in two columns in Italian and English, below a graphic headline. Mild toning; small loss at upper left corner (away from image or text); Very Good.
Broadside advertising a rally in San Francisco's Washington Square Park. The broadside does not list the particular issues being protested, but from the context it would appear to have been against the Supreme Court's 1947 ruling affirming the right of district courts to issue temporary restraining orders to prevent strike actions by the UMWA. An interesting broadside, not only for its bilingual aspect (reflecting the preponderance of Italian workers in the San Francisco Communist Party at this time) but also for its exquisite modernist graphic, verging on Expressionism, which is quite unlike anything we have previously seen on labor posters from the period.