International Women’s Day – March 8


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[003034] [Feminism Poster]. International Women’s Day – March 8. Baltimore, MD: Liberation House, First Edition. Double Elephant. Unbound. Poster. Fair. Single sided screen printed poster on thick paper, approximately 545mm x 705mm in size, n.d. c.1969

Small pin holes to corners, covered with tape to reverse, water staining to top quarter with associated crinkling and some colour run to head, especially visible to reverse but not too obtrusive to front.

“Poster has an image of an African American woman in a dress and overcoat with a scarf on her head and a handbag on her arm. The woman is leaning with both hands on a rifle held in front of her. The left side of the poster has the text: “international / women’s / day / march 8”. The bottom edge has the text: “RYM, Box 5241 “E” Atlanta, Ga. 30307″. The client for the poster was Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM). Baltimore’s Liberation House Press was created by civil rights activist Walter Hall Lively (1942-1976) and subsidized by the Cummins Engine Foundation. It began around 1968 as a training ground for the young black men Lively drew to his various programs, and eventually offered a full range of printing services at cut-rates to radical groups” (Oakland Museum of California)