2010.54.6147

Bill of Rights 1791-1991
1960-2010
19.75 in HIGH x 13.12 in WIDE
(50.17 cm HIGH x 33.34 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.6147


Poster is printed on white paper with text and images in black. The top of the poster has the text "Bill of Rights" with white horizontal lines thought the text as if it were erased in places; just below this is; "1791-1991". The center of the poster has an excerpt from the Bill of rights that is annotated with facetious commentary. The text excerpt reads: " 'A well-reguLated militia, / being necessary to / the security of a / free State, the right of / the people to keep / and bear arms, shall / not be infringed'." an example of the annotation to this excerpt is that "right" has an x drawn over it an and there is text that reads: " 'privilege at / government / discretion" with an arrow, in a handwritten script. Just below the excerpt is the text: "-Bill of Rights, Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution". The bottom of the poster has the text: "Before anyone edits the Bill of Rights, / the authors would like a word with you:". Below there are drawings of 8 male figures shown from the chest up, arranged side by side in a row. Below each figure is a columns of text that identifies the individual and has a quote from them that reLates to the Second Amendment. The figures shown are: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Thomas Paine, Richard Henry Lee, Samuel Adams, and George Mason. Poster is laminated with a large amount of excess laminate at the right and bottom edges.
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