Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Peace Illumination Walk [1960s ANTI-WAR POSTER]

New York: Veterans and Reservists to End the Vietnam War/ New York Workshop in Nonviolence, 1966. First printing. Posters. 8 1/2 x 8 3/4" (or 8 1/2 x14" if complete folded out). Printed in red and white, with a folded informational section below (or on the opposite side). Early abstract psychedelic design, with spirals and the yin-yang. This scarce poster was printed to promote the "Peace Illumination Walk" anti-war demonstration, which took place on December 23rd 1966, and was organized by the Veterans and Reservists to End the Vietnam War and the New York Workshop in Nonviolence. The march (or "walk") was directly followed by an event held at the Palm Gardens Building (310 W. 52nd St), including musical performance by the Fugs, light shows by USCO, and the participation of many prominent figures of New York's countercultural literary and poetry scene such as Allen Ginsberg, Paul Krassner, Denise Levertov, Gilbert Sorrentino, Jackson MacLow and Joel Oppenheimer. The poster includes what is believed to be the earliest printed appearance of the word "Manifestivity". This piece represents an intriguing and early glimpse of the American counterculture and anti-war movement before it had exploded into the mainstream and was on the crest of the cultural zeitgeist. Poster with some light age toning, a small chip at the upper left corner, and some folding creases. In very good condition overall. Protected in modern mylar. vg. Item #47229

* A known earlier printing of the poster was in brown, and included the name of additional participants.

Price: $350.00

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