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Q. And babies? A. And babies.

Poster
1970 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour offset lithograph on paper
Brief Description
Poster by the Art Workers Coalition, using photography by Ronald Haeberle, entitled 'Q. And Babies? A. And Babies'. USA, 1970.
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.
Dimensions
  • Sheet height: 633mm
  • Sheet width: 946mm
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Given by Steef Davidson
Production
Reason For Production: Retail
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.233-1985

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record createdFebruary 28, 2003
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