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Political Artwork and Posters on Display

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In the spirit of the upcoming November elections, Rockford Urban Ministries will host a month-long display of political artwork and posters. Items have been donated from collectors throughout the city and some of the artwork will be for sale (donations of artwork are welcome and a tax deductible receipt can be offered). Art donations can be dropped off at JustGoods. The display will be open for Art Scene, as well. Money raised through sales will be donated to Rockford Urban Ministries and its projects. 

Artwork includes posters supporting political causes such as environmentalism and peace, as well as specific candidates and political parties. One of the rarest posters is from the Rockford Socialist headquarters at 319 E. State Street from 1916. The "workers candidates" include Herman Hallstrom for state senator who later became a mayor of Rockford in the 1920s. Hallstrom School is named for this then Socialist Party candidate. 

Posters for sale include a rare 1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt "Gallant Leader" poster as well as other posters and art work, including a number of original Thomas Nast full-page political cartoons from the 1870s. 

A reception will be held on Saturday, October 15, from 3-6 p.m., with a discussion led by local historians. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Stanley Campbell at 815-964-7111.

Subarea:Rockford Southeast

Political Artwork and Posters on Display
  • October 22-29, 2016
  • JustGoods Fair Trade Store Gallery
  • Free admission
  • Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday