1968–War on Poverty-The Peace & Freedom Party Original Promotional Ballot Poster-AMERICAN HISTORY SPECIMEN! PAE Graded Excellent “75”

closed on Friday, October 11, 2019

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This historic 1968 poster was produced in San Francisco by the Peace & Freedom Party promoting an alternative on the ballot in 1968. The poster features a quote by Sgt Robert Shriver Jr brother in law of President John F Kennedy and the first director of the Peace Corps. After Kennedy’s assassination Shriver worked as special assistant to Lyndon Johnson and was the architect of the Johnson administration's "War on Poverty" initiative. 


The Peace and Freedom Party grew out of the civil rights and anti-war movements in 1967. Unhappy with the Democratic Party's support for the war in Vietnam and the Democrats' failure to effectively support the civil rights movement many citizens decided it was time to build a new party. Most notably in the San Francisco Bay Area ground-roots activists became deputy registrars of voters and peace organizers.


Poster – Peace and Freedom Party

Grade – PAE Excellent 75

City – San Francisco CA

Date – 1968

Dimensions – 17 1/2” x 23 1/32”

Printing – OP-1 Original First Printing

Condition Details – Clean with no tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. Toning foxing handling. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.


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