2010.54.6764

A Poetry Benefit For Cesar Chavez' United Farm Workers
1971
16.75 in HIGH x 10.88 in WIDE
(42.54 cm HIGH x 27.62 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.6764

Bottom edge center is stamped: "Labor Donated".

The top of the poster has text in black: "A Poetry Benefit / For Cesar Chavez' / United Farm Workers". The center of the poster has a large black and white photograph showing a group of people standing in and around an old truck with several buildings in the background. The figures in the bed of the truck have a flag with the United Farm Workers eagle logo, and a banner with the text: "Poe / Try". The bottom of the poster has text in black: "Robert Bly / Lawrence Ferlinghetti / Friday February 26 8:30PM Glide Memorial 330 Ellis San Francisco / Ticket Info: 864-5613; 658-4974; 362-3112 Donation $2 / Students $1.50".

In the creative artistic spirit of the times, the photograph this poster is from the Russian Revolution of 1917. The "labor donated" means that it was produced for free, an acceptable alternative to a union print shop. [LMC]

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