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Nixon - La Peste Dehors!

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3, shelf G, box 4

This poster criticises (newly elected) U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon's role in escalating conflicts during the Vietnam War. In 1969, Nixon pledged to continue military support for South Vietnam, engaged in a brutal conflict against North Vietnamese Communists. This poster was probably produced by protesting French students. While many such protest posters were produced by dissenting American youth, the French also had strong ties to Vietnam, where France excercised colonial rule until 1954.

Physical description

American flag shredded into caricature of Nixon.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1969 (made)



Marks and inscriptions

Nixon - La Peste Dehors!
Nixon - Oust the Menace!

Descriptive line

Nixon - La Peste Dehors! Anti-Vietnam war poster. Death and fascism. France, ca. 1969.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

David Crowley and Jane Pavitt eds.
Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970. V&A Publishing, 2008. 319p.:ill. ISBN:9781851775439


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Protest; Violence; Politicians; War; Flags; Politics; War


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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