Swartzbeck, Mike
1984

Iconic Yipster Poster Texas State Reagan Mechanical Bull

Don't Let Reagan take you For a Ride. Rally and Blockade Dallas G.O.P. Convention, Aug. 11 - 24 [1984]

DESCRIPTION: Fine mid-80's original protest-rally poster, an iconic offset-lithographed artifact from the waning days of the Hippy sub-culture. A broadsheet for the more liberal segment of the Baby Boomer cohort, with a Texas accent.

Ronald Reagan is depicted astride a missile-shaped quarter-a-ride mechanical bull emblazoned with the atom symbol, with all set before the shape of the State of Texas, in blazing yellow. Text at the right lays out the rally schedule in Dallas, Texas at the Republican Party Convention from August 11 to August 24, 1984. Activities included a Peace Vigil, religious services, voter registration, and a Rally Against Reagan's Diversion of Dollars from Hard to Soft Drugs. Created by Mike Swartzbeck and apparently paid for by the North American Greens Party, P.O. 392, Canal Street Station, New York City.

Activities planned for Wednesday, August 22 were:
  • Morning: Toxic Waste Redeployment
  • Evening: blockade Convention
Title: "Don't Let Reagan take you For a Ride. Rally and Blockade Dallas G.O.P. Convention, Aug. 11 - 24 [1984]."

CREATOR: Swartzbeck, Mike

PUBLICATION DATE: 1984

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Age-toning about 3/4 inch of outer margin and at the horizontal fold, else a uniform trace of age-toning.. No holes. Tears, etc. Folds not flattened, ships folded.

COLORING: Offset lithograph.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 15 " x 21 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 300

PRICE: $200

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