Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 227

Price Realized: $ 7,500
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Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(CIVIL RIGHTS--KING, MARTIN LUTHER JR.) LO MONACO, LOUIS. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963: We Shall Overcome. Pictorial paper portfolio, 11 x 9 1/4 inches, with seven leaves: introduction leaf, contents leaf, and five collage prints by Lo Monaco; minor wear to the portfolio, the contents fresh and clean. New York: Urban League, [1963]

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an exceptional copy of a fragile production, often found quite worn. From the introduction: "This collection of graphic collages has been created specifically as a memento for those who participated in the historic March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs on August 28, 1963. It depicts man's inhumanity, his cruelty to his fellow human being. This memento, we believe, will inspire us to assert man's decency and goodness through an understanding of anguish." The introduction is signed in facsimile by the march leaders including Martin Luther King Jr., A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, and Whitney M. Young Jr. with--a wrinkled copy of the original hand-out map of the march route and program and a printed card to be filled out by participants: "I pledge that I will not relax until victory is won."