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Created by:
The NAMES Project Foundation, American, founded 1987  Search this
Subject of:
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 17 × 11 in. (43.2 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1996
Description:
A color poster on glossy paper advertising the AIDS Memorial Quilt event. The poster front features a close up of the eye of a needle with a piece of red thread strung through it, resting on white fabric. The thread shape resembles that of an AIDS awareness ribbon - loop at top with ends over lapping and pointing in two different directions. Black type in the top left corner reads: [THE NAMES PROJECT / AIDS MEMORIAL / QUILT. / NOT ALL BATTLES ARE FOUGHT WITH A SWORD.] Black type in the bottom right corner reads: [OCTOBER 11 - 13, 1996 / WASHINGTON, DC / NATIONAL MALL / A three-day display of the entire AIDS Memorial Quilt. / All memorial panels received by May 31, 1996 will be shown on the Mall. / Call the NAMES Project at: 415-8825500 / (The Names Project logo) / For travel information and the best hotel and airline prices, call: 1-800-926-2631]. A United Airlines logo is located in the bottom center. The entire poster is bordered by a thick black solid line. The back of the poster is blank.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Health  Search this
Humanitarianism  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
United States--History--1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jack Vincent in memory of Marlon Riggs
Object number:
2014.169.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.169.5