Don't Bank on Amerika
22.50 in HIGH x 17.50 in WIDE
(57.15 cm HIGH x 44.45 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Verso bottom right corner has a union label for Berkeley Graphic Arts.

Poster has a red background and red and white image. In the center is a brick wall begin torn down by a large arm holding a torch. Over the image is "Don't Bank on Amerika" in white and red lettering. The lower left corner has a broken dollar sign. The lower right corner has a brick with "Bank of Ameri" in red. Verso has a black typed letter, "An open letter from the revolutionary movement to the Bank of America." On February 25, 1970, protesters in the UC Santa Barbara college town of Isla Vista burned down the local branch of the Bank of America as an expression of anger against capitalism. The manifesto on the back of the poster is a classic mixture of countercultural and political utopianism. [LMC]
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