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Q. And babies? A. And babies.

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (published)

  • Date:

    1970 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Haeberle, Ron L. (photographer)
    Art Workers' Coalition (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Steef Davidson

  • Museum number:

    E.233-1985

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 76, box 16

This poster was produced by an alliance of artists opposed to American military involvement in Vietnam, and combines words and images that had already attracted a great deal of notoriety in the USA. Ron Haeberle's disturbing image of Vietnamese families murdered by American soldiers at My Lai is captioned with chilling phrases taken from a television interview with one of the soldiers who was present during the massacre.

Physical description

Landscape format poster. Photograph taken in Vietnam of the My Lai massacre, 1968. A sandy road, bordered by grass or reeds on both sides, stretches from foreground to some point beyond margin of image. On it lie the dead bodies of Vietnamese people including several children and babies. A caption across the top of the image reads 'Q. And babies?' and across the bottom 'A. And babies'. It is a quote from an American soldier called Paul Meadlo during his testimony of having participated in the massacre of between approximately 350 and 500 unarmed people, killed by the U.S. Army on 16th March 1968 for have supposedly sheltered members of the Viet Cong.

Place of Origin

United States (published)

Date

1970 (published)

Artist/maker

Haeberle, Ron L. (photographer)
Art Workers' Coalition (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph on paper

Dimensions

Height: 633 mm sheet, Width: 946 mm sheet

Descriptive line

Poster by the Art Workers Coalition, using photography by Ronald Haeberle, entitled 'Q. And Babies? A. And Babies'. USA, 1970.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

War; Protest; Massacre

Categories

Death; Prints; Posters

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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