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Stop the Gulf War Now!

ID Number: 10062
Maker: Glenn Ruga; Common Wealth Printing Co. Inc/Aldebaron
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1991
Place Made: North America: United States; Massachusetts, Hadley
Measurements: 56 cm x 34 cm; 22 1/16 in x 13 3/8 in
Main Subject: Peace (Anti-War); Middle East
Materials: glossy paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Over 2 Million Deaths in Our Last War. Stop the Gulf War Now! Printing: Commonwealth Printing Design: Glen Ruga

Acquisition Number: 1993-171

Making a visual link to child deaths of the Viet Nam War intensify this poster against the first Persian Gulf War. The terrified child is a foreground detail of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize winning photograph by Nick Ut, showing Vietnamese children running after a napalm attack. Realizing how damaging photographs were to U.S. military interests in Viet Nam, the American government subsequently censored news coverage and photographs during the first war against Iraq.

Production Notes: green, black and purple

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

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