View Full Version : Great collection of U.S. political posters.

10-09-2012, 10:12 PM
Came across this interesting site, a collection of posters which shows an aspect of the American people and their political culture which we seldom see.

Respect due to the late Michael Rossman and his family who donated the collection on his death.


It is a bit tricky to isolate an individual poster, bit of a knack in it, but if/when you master the knack you get details of each poster like this:

This first one is good, its from 1987 but could be used in Ireland right now:

1976 poster honoring Lucy Parsons;
More about the great Lucy Parsons here:
Some more;
and a Ryan Air wet dream:

The “All Of Us Or None” (AOUON) archive project was started by Free Speech Movement activist Michael Rossman in 1977 to gather and document posters of modern progressive movements in the United States. Though some early works are included, its focus is on the domestic political poster renaissance that began in 1965 and continues to this day. When Rossman died May 12, 2008 his family donated the collection to the Oakland Museum of California. More …

The Archive gathered posters from all streams of progressive activity — from movements of protest, liberation, and affirmative action, trade union and community struggles, to electoral and environmental organizing, community services, and visionary manifestos. It is strongest in work from the San Francisco Bay Area, but its scope is national: approximately one-quarter of its holdings come from out of state, primarily New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. These are complemented by a representation of international work. The collection consists of approximately 24,500 distinct titles.

Count Bobulescu
10-09-2012, 11:04 PM
In a similar vein, 60 years of Presidential attack ads in one video

Thanks to a retrospective from Museum of the Moving Image, which compiled dozens of presidential campaign spots from 1952 through 2008, viewers can dive deep into the fascinating history of a unique stripe of advertising. David Schwartz, chief curator at the museum, breaks them down by year, type, and issue, providing background on the impact of certain groundbreaking spots. For the short attention span of today, we've created a montage of excerpts, focusing on negative ads and including two spots from the 2012 contenders, taken from their YouTube channels. We selected these 22 clips to represent the breadth of strategies and styles over six decades of political media wars. To watch the videos in their entirety, plus many more, visit LivingRoomCandidate.org.