Print, "The Swastika and the High-Pressure Hose--Instruments of Brutality--Can Never Dampen the Spirits of a Free People," 1963

Summary

More than 250,000 civil rights advocates showed up at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This print, part of a souvenir portfolio made for the event, incorporated fragments of disturbing images from the movement. The artist intended these to symbolize man's inhumanity to his fellow man. Civil Rights activists hoped that they would stir people's emotions and incite action.

More than 250,000 civil rights advocates showed up at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This print, part of a souvenir portfolio made for the event, incorporated fragments of disturbing images from the movement. The artist intended these to symbolize man's inhumanity to his fellow man. Civil Rights activists hoped that they would stir people's emotions and incite action.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1963

Subject Date

28 August 1963

Collection Title

Print Collection 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

2000.145.12.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Photomechanical processes

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 10.75 in

Width: 8.875 in

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