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Bleicher, Kevin (fl. 1970) [Protesters situated at the "Man Controlling Trade" statue]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09650.237 Author/Creator: Bleicher, Kevin (fl. 1970) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph Date: 9 May 1970 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 9 x 12.7 cm.

Summary of Content: One undated black and white photograph taken by Kevin Bleicher. Pictured are protesters surrounding a statue "Man Controlling Trade" wedged into the Federal Trade Commission building. A protester sits at the top of the statue holding a sign that reads, "Repeal the Draft." At the foot of the statue protesters are chanting with raised fists.

Background Information: Bleicher participated in an anti-war demonstration that took place in Washington, D.C. on May 9, 1970.

"Man Controlling Trade" dated 1942 is an Art Deco statue portraying a large muscular man gripping ...a large horse is symbolic of the New Deal. The allegory is interpreted as the government being protective.See More

People: Bleicher, Kevin, fl. 1970

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ProtestsStudentsActivismVietnam WarWashington, D.C.Monument

Sub Era: The Seventies

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