Item #206864 The Yanks Call; - America Declares War Peace. Anti War.

The Yanks Call; - America Declares War Peace

Los Angeles: Hollywood Peace Council et al, 1940. Bifolium, approx. 11-1/2 x 16-1/2 in. forming a four-page tabloid newspaper, printed on all sides. Pencil notation in upper corner; general toning, but without tears or wear, well-preserved and delicate. Item #206864

An elaborate announcement of a mass meeting held at Los Angeles's Olympic Stadium, April 6, 1940 hosted by the Hollywood Peace Council, American Youth Congress and the Congress of Industrial Organizations and a coalition of unions. The newspaper reproduces cartoons and news reports from 1917, harkening back to the previous world war. April 6 marked the anniversary of the United States's entry into that conflict. It was conceived by the Hollywood Peace Council as "Peace Day" at a time when the American left was resisting involvement in the war.

Price: $150.00

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