Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 249

Price Realized: $ 4,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
EARLY NAACP POSTER (CIVIL RIGHTS.) NAACP. For the Good of America. Do you know that the United States is the Only Land on Earth where Human Beings are Burned at the Stake? Broadside poster, 15-1/4x10-7/8 inches; paper toned with some splotching to the upper left corner from early dampness. New York City, 1922

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A rare anti-lynching poster from the NAACP's campaign to get legislation passed to make the practice illegal. It was in fact not on the books as a crime. This poster asks the question "Is Rape the 'Cause' of Lynching?" Of the 3436 people lynched in the United States between 1889 and 1920, only 571, or less than 17% were ever even accused of rape. A very powerful broadside.