MATERIAL: Linocut/letterpress
TYPE: Poster
DIMENSIONS: 60 x 40.5 cms (23 5/8 in x 15 15/16 in).
CONDITION: With some repaired tears (the largest located in the upper section).
ITEM ID: 3668
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Protest Poster About the Pending Execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

Year: 1953

“Ayude a impedir este crimen. Dos norteamericanos han sido sentenciados a morir en la silla eléctrica el 12 de enero. Ethel y Julio Rosenberg…”, 1953.Translation:Help to prevent this crime. Two North Americans have been sentenced to die in the electric chair on January 12 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg – the parents of two children”A protest poster about the pending execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. The image shows the couple, who are depicted strapped into electric chairs. In the foreground a hand with a dollar sign cufflink (US imperialism) reaches for the switch while the hand of the proletariat reaches in to stop the execution. A very powerful and successful image.” Reference:TGPpr, # 150, 324.TGPstan, 20. References:   Prignitz-Poda, Helga. El Taller de Gráfica Popular en México 1937-1977. Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1992, p. 324.

Name: Francisco Mora; Taller de Grafica Popular
Type: Artist