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Poster Collection

Collection Data

The Poster Collection includes posters and reproductions chronicling events, history, politics, and culture of blacks world over. There are over 4,000 items produced primarily by photomechanical processes in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. There are also limited edition posters produced by original print-making methods. Subjects covered include: performing and visual arts, motion pictures, women, social, cultural and political history, Harlem, education, health and welfare, civil rights, organizations, apartheid, travel, authors, scientists, athletes, entertainers, contemporary leaders, historical figures, and activities.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1800 - 2017
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Art and Artifacts Division
Shelf locator: Sc Art
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Performing arts
Civil rights
Motion pictures
Narcotics -- Health
Malcolm X
Physical Description
Extent: photomechanical reproductions : col. and b&w. posters : col. and b&w.
Type of Resource
Still image
Other local Identifier: Sc Art & Archives Poster Collection
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11527475
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2d9f8dc0-b436-0131-417a-58d385a7bbd0
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