Sep 29, 2022 - Sale 2615

Sale 2615 - Lot 41

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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(CALIFORNIA.) Poster for Cinco de Mayo celebration at Los Angeles City College featuring Teatro Campesino. Poster, 22 x 14 inches, in green and red on light cardboard; minor wear and toning, two white paint spots. Los Angeles, 3 May [1973]

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In the wake of the Chicano Movement, the American Cultures Department at Los Angeles City College was founded in the early 1970s. This poster advertises their second annual Cinco de Mayo festival, including traditional Mexican music, dancing, art, rodeo, and poetry. The featured performance was by Daniel Valdez of El Teatro Campesino, an improvisational theater group which had been formed in 1965 to support striking United Farm Workers grape pickers. This Cinco de Mayo event is discussed in the El Sereno Star of 3 May 1973.