Lyon, Danny (b. 1941)

"Now" SNCC Poster

Poster from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee featuring a photograph by Civil Rights photographer Danny Lyon.   Offset litho on thin uncoated stock, printed in by the Lincoln Lithograph Company in Atlanta, GA, ca. 1963.  21.75 x 14 inches (55 x 35.5 cm). One horizontal fold at center otherwise extremely clean. VF. A powerful and scarce poster from the height of the civil rights movement.

One of a series of five Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee posters featuring the work of important civil rights photographer Danny Lyon. It depicts participants in the March on Washington, 28 August 1963. It was probably produced soon afterward--zip codes were introduced in July 1963, and the SNCC address still has only the earlier two-digit city zone number. (18364)

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