IBERIA INTRODUCES ANTI-INFLATION VACATIONS
Chicago: Anarchist Black Cross, . double-sided poster. Extra thick yellow-beige paper with dark purple ink. As stated on back “Poster/broadside appears as issue 8 of the Black Cross Bulletin.” Illustrated on front with a large cigar chomping “capitalist” (sitting) and his female companion standing behind him — both smug and grinning. Likely depicting the American capitalists on vacation in Spain. Illustrated on back with with Salvador Puig Antioch, his garroting, and a fist raised in protest. Very good; previously folded twice; two very small burn marks (no image/text loss). Anti- Franco Poster by Chicago Based Anarchists. The Francisco Franco (1936–1975) dictatorship of Spain lasted until his death. This poster, created by a Chicago anarchist group, was in protest of his reign. The catchword of the day was “Inflation”, this drew people in — to then read about executions in Spain! From this poster we learned the word: “garroting” — a form of capital punishment of Spanish origin in which an iron collar is tightened around a condemned’s neck until death. The reverse of the poster is an article on Salvador Puig Antioch (1948–1974), a Catalonian militant anarchist who suffered the last state-sanctioned garroting in Spain and in the world. Gruesome stuff. From the front side: “Spain what this country has is a good 15 cent cigar” and “See public executions of a style unmatched since the inquisition.” Scarce. Worldwide only at Michigan under OCLC #1082864719. There are a handful of institutions holding Black Cross Bulletin, however we were not able to find institutions other than Michigan holding this poster (a.k.a. Issue 8, Black Cross Bulletin). At the time of cataloguing, no other copies for sale.
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