Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 171

Price Realized: $ 390
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) "America is not, and never was, a matter of race or ancestry." U.S. wartime poster, 27- 3/4x19- 3/4 inches, printed in red and black, depicting an American eagle with text below; slight creases where folded. Washington, D. C.: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1943

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"No loyal citizen of the United States should be denied the democratic right to exercise the responsibilities of his citizenship, regardless of ancestry . . . " This concerned hiring in factories for the wartime effort, and had little if anything to do with genuine civil rights legislation.