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    Harvard Strike (Circa 1969) Political Poster (20" X 27"). Red fist, silk screen. During the Harvard Strike in the spring of 1969, posters would appear on campus every day. Designed in a matter of minutes and run on silk screen presses at various locations, they would be posted for a matter of hours before being removed. They were true ephemera (the word being from the Greek and meaning "for the day"). It became somewhat of a challenge for the University staff to try and collect examples of these posters before they were destroyed and that is how the vast majority of them survived. The symbol of the entire strike movement was the famed Harvard Fist and this poster might well serve as a leitmotif for the entire movement. See LIFE magazine, April 25, 1969 confrontation in Harvard Yard. Very Fine condition.

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