Para Acabar Con Los Fusiles, Se Debe Empuñar El Fusil (To put an end to guns, One must take up the gun)
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Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
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Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 1B, box LS4
This Mexican student protest poster attacks hawkish, or pro-war American policies. Though simply rendered, the poster is an indictment against political action that uses violent means purportedly with the aim of achieving peace.
Bayonet imprinted with "U.S.A." spearing the white dove of peace. Text below. Black ink on newsprint.
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PARA ACABAR CON LOS FUSILES, SE DEBE EMPUÑAR EL FUSIL
from the Spanish: To put an end to guns (to do away with guns), one must take up the gun
Height: 47.4 cm at highest point, given rips and tears, Width: 34.9 cm at widest point, given rips and tears
Mexican student protest poster. "To put an end to guns..." Mexico, 1968. C.N.H.
likely made by a Mexican student to protest American (and like-minded Mexican) policies
Bayonet; Politics; Dove; Propaganda; Violence; Foreign policy
Prints; Propaganda; Posters; Olympics
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