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Artist: Alfredo Zalce, Mexican, 1908–2003
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexico City, founded 1937

Asista usted a la gran manifestación de la victoria (Attend the Great Demonstration for Victory)

1945

Linocut

sheet: 93 × 67 cm (36 5/8 × 26 3/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Holmes Pearson, B.A. 1932, Ph.D. 1941
1954.4.32
During the spring of 1945 it became clear that the defeat of Germany was imminent. This rare poster, which must have been made in the last days of April, shows American, Soviet, and British bombs falling on a city; grateful people liberated from the skeletal Nazi hand at lower right get to their feet and walk away from the horror of war. The Soviet Army was closing in on Berlin, and the poster publicizes the “great demonstration for victory” to take place once Berlin was actually occupied. The text states that if the announcement was made before noon, the celebration would take place that very day, at 5:00 pm; if the announcement came later, the celebration would happen the following day.
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Culture: 
Mexican
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints - Posters
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