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I've Found the Job Where I Fit Best. Find Your War Job in Industry - Agriculture - Business
Washington, DC: Office of War Information, 1943. 22-1/4 by 16 inches. OWI Poster no. 55. Poster depicting a woman in a headscarf and uniform operates a machine, perhaps a lathe. Despite the vast number of posters issued by government agencies during the Second World War, this is one of the few depicting women doing traditionally male jobs, like manufacturing. Not much has been written about the artist, but he produced many magazine and advertising illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB1017649.
Small bit of loss to one corner, else a fine, bright example. Folded twice, for mailing, as issued. Laid down on a stiff, archival paper backing. [JSP02; JSP04]Book ID: 78833More details Price: $400.00
The Sacred Well of Chichen Itza
San Francisco State College, 1971. Three-color silkscreen poster, 20 by 26 inches, promoting an exhibition of the art of ancient Mexico during the Sixth Annual Raza/Hispanidad Festival. Signed in pencil by Garcia below the central image. Rupert Garcia Print and Posters, 1967-1990, catalogue raisonne no. 34. Edition of approximately 75 copies. ISBN: 281AIB1017930.
Two thumb-tack holes in the upper margin, surface loss in a small area of the lower margin, probably from tape removal, thus a very good copy. [webonly] [JSP01; JSP04]Book ID: 80062More details Price: $1,250.00
Leonard Crow Dog, Medicine Man. We Are Still Here
1977. Four color poster, 27 by 40 inches. Crow Dog, an Ogala Sioux, was a prominent member of the American Indian Movement, and a strong advocate for reestablishing Native American spiritual traditions as well as securing civil rights for the indigenous peoples of the United States. The poster was probably issued to promote the documentary Crow Dog. No holdings in OCLC. ISBN: 281AIB1017929.
A fine copy. [JSP01; JSP04]Book ID: 80059More details Price: $350.00
HHH Si! Si! Si!
[Delano, CA?]: [United Farm Workers], . Original screenprint poster, 20 by 14 inches. The UFW supported Hubert Humphrey in the 1968 presidential election and adopted a slogan based on his triple-H initials: HHH Si! Si! Si!. This poster combines the slogan with the UFW eagle printed in the colors of the Mexican flag: green shading into red on a white background. The pinback buttons from this campaign are common; the poster is not. ISBN: 281AIB0111875.
Fine. [webonly]Book ID: 74054More details Price: $150.00
Jefferson Airplane / Grateful Dead (BG-17-RP-3)
[San Francisco]: Bill Graham, . 14 by 20 inches. Third printing with upsidedown #17 in right margin. Blue on back (verso). ISBN: 281AIB0138870.
Light creases to top corners, else fine.Book ID: 63672More details Price: $95.00
Spring Anti-War Games 1971
Washington, DC: (n.p.), 1971. Broadside poster, 11 by 17 inches. A poem published in the form of a poster for a May Day protest in Washington, DC, May 1 through 7, 1971. The first separate appearance of this poem, which ran in Quicksilver Times, March 17, 1971; it was later collected in Ginsberg Verbatim. Uncommon. Morgan, The Works of Allen Ginsberg, AA16. Two copies on OCLC (Northwestern, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). ISBN: 281AIB1014451.
Printed with purple ink on light blue paper. Light, uneven toning, mostly at the top half; four horizontal creases from folding.Book ID: 66862More details Price: $200.00
Needed (Public Citizen #1. President of the United States in Exile. Inaugurated 3-4-69)
1969. 17-1/2 by 22-1/2 inches. Black-and-white poster with two mugshot-style portraits of Gregory with the word Needed below in large type. In 1968, Dick Gregory, an African American comedian and civil rights activist, ran a write-in campaign for president under the Freedom and Peace party banner (this was a splinter group from the Peace and Freedom party). Gregory ran with three different Vice Presidential candidates, Mark Lane (JFK conspiracy theorist), the pediatrician Benjamin Spock, and the journalist David Frost. Presaging Steven Colbert's comedic involvement in politics, the very idea that Gregory, a black man, might run for president was a joke in itself at the time. He garnered some 48,000 votes (according to Wikipedia, so how can that be wrong?)…(more)
1969. 17-1/2 by 22-1/2 inches. Black-and-white poster with two mugshot-style portraits of Gregory with the word Needed below in large type. In 1968, Dick Gregory, an African American comedian and civil rights activist, ran a write-in campaign for president under the Freedom and Peace party banner (this was a splinter group from the Peace and Freedom party). Gregory ran with three different Vice Presidential candidates, Mark Lane (JFK conspiracy theorist), the pediatrician Benjamin Spock, and the journalist David Frost. Presaging Steven Colbert's comedic involvement in politics, the very idea that Gregory, a black man, might run for president was a joke in itself at the time. He garnered some 48,000 votes (according to Wikipedia, so how can that be wrong?) and then staged a mock inaguration in Washington, DC, as President in Exile, promising to set up a "Black House", to counter the Nixon White House. Mark Lane took the oath as Vice President by phone. This poster was issued in conjunction with that event. See Jet Magazine, March 20, 1969. ISBN: 281AIB1023434.(less)
Fine.Book ID: 103846More details Price: $375.00
Fuel for Them... Means Less for You [poster]
[N.-pl.]: Chamberlin Metal Weather Strip Co. for the United States Govt, [n.d. but ca. 1942-1945]. 17.25 by 22 inches. A central red, white, and blue V depicts a rifle-carrying soldier alongside a tank, with airplanes in the sky. To the left and right of the V are homefront industrial scense rendered in a muted blue. Below is the following text: "Make Your Home Heat Tight Now! 1. Install weather strip insulation; 2. Put up storm windows and doors; 3. Calk air leaks around window frames; 4. Install attic and wall insulation; 5. Save coal, oil, and gas for war." One of many conservation-oriented propaganda posters produced during the Second World War. ISBN: 281AIB0134786.
Two old folds, probably for mailing; a tiny bit of loss in the upper left corner; else a near fine, bright example mounted on linen.Book ID: 61048
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine! [poster]
Pittsburgh, PA: (n.p.), 1941. Roughly 14.25 by 22 inches. Offset lithographed poster. Text: "This kid is getting first aid in a hurry! The same rule applies to employees!! A cut finger, smashed toe, sore eye, banged head or a cough may not seem bad at the time, but it may put you in the hospital! Don't neglect it! See the 'doc'! You are a production soldier...America's first line of defense is here." Hungerford was an editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for fifty years (1927-1977). This is one of a series of workplace propaganda posters he did in the year leading up to the United States' entry into the Second World War. ISBN: 281AIB0134743.
A very good example. Upper right corner repaired (paper fill); left margin slightly trimmed, mounted on linen. An attractive copy.Book ID: 61050
Your Hands Hold the Future of Defense Production. They Must Be Kept Safe [poster]
[Washington, DC]: National Committee for Conservation of Man-Power in Defense Industries, [1942?]. Roughly 15 by 20.25 inches. A poster issued by the US Department of Labor to encourage worker safety. The image depicts two hands, one holding a hammer and the other holding a factory surrounded by tankes, airplanes, artillery pieces, and ships. The artist is not identified. The date of publication is estimated as this poster was listed as available for free distribution in "Our Country's Call to Service," a pamphlet published in 1942 by the Federal Security Agency. An uncommon home front poster from the Second World War. No copies are listed in OCLC or the Library of Congress database. ISBN: 281AIB013476X.
A fair to good example, mounted on linen, with considerable restoration. The poster was folded twice (probably for mailing). There is paper infill in the margins and a couple of tears that extend into the image that have been recolored competently but not expertly. An acceptable copy of a scarce and striking poster.Book ID: 61049More details Price: $100.00
"Lumber Is a Critical Material in Our Whole War Program" [poster]
Washington, DC: Lumber and Timber Products War Committee, [n.d. but 1942-1945]. Roughly 21.25 by 28.25 inches. Offset lithograph printed in red and blue. The poster attributes the title quote to Donald Nelson, the chairman of the War Production Board. The legend at the bottom of the poster reads, "Give him a hand...Boost production. Let's go now!" As the publisher was a lobbying arm of the National Lumber Manufacturers Association (now the National Forest Products Association) and the main image is a heroic portrait of Nelson, the real purpose of this poster seems to be currying favor with the War Production Board and not encouraging lumberjacks to work harder. ISBN: 281AIB0134816.
Mounted on linen and virtually flawless.Book ID: 61045