the 16th of July Proclamation
17 in HIGH x 11 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom has "excerpted from the Libretto of the musical production copyright 1987 by Ira Sugarman."

Poster is printed on paper that resembles parchment with black typed text. The top of the poster has "the 16th of July" in black and "Proclamation" in red blackletter type. Below is, "Whereas,/ on that certain Monday of July 16, 1945, known as the Day of Trinity, the nuclear devices that incinerated the people of Hiroshima were shipped from the Hunters Point Navy yard in San Francisco on the cruiser USS Indianopolis,/ and/ Whereas,/ our beloved city of Saint Francis was used to initate the era of atomic warfare,/ and/ Whereas,/ those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to surrer the consequences thereof,/ and/ Whereas,/ lest our fair city surrer the same fate of those who were doomed by the first two atomic strikes,/ and/ Whereas,/ we, who are theliving, must educate and acto break the chains of the new slavery that enthralls our frail planet and all humanity,/ and/ Whereas,/ we understand the urgent necessity of the eternal abolition of nuclear weapons/ we/ Therefore,/ resovle that never again shall Hunters Point Navy Yard and the City of San Francisco be employed in nuclear warfare,/ and/ Solemly proclaim July 16th as a Day of Rememberence we promise to observe forever."

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