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Poster - Stop Militarism in our Schools!

Stop Militarism in our Schools!

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Averill, Peg (designer)
    Bragin, David (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printing

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.346-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 61, box E

Peg Averill's drawings, accompanied by lively, politically-charged slogans, were mobilised during the anti-war and equality movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Averill was active in the War Resisters League and also in NOW (National Organization for Women). This poster criticises both the American armed forces and education system which promote and glorify military action.

Physical description

Image of hands breaking a rifle with text quoting Eugene Debs.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

ca. 1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Averill, Peg (designer)
Bragin, David (designer)

Materials and Techniques

printing

Dimensions

Height: 55.8 cm, Width: 42.5 cm

Descriptive line

Poster design by Peg Averill, logo by David Bragin. Issued by War Resisters League. USA.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Militarism; Propaganda; Education; Protest; Rifle; Politics; Hands

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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