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Globe Poster Printing Company, American, 1929 - 2010  Search this
Subject of:
Run-D.M.C., American, 1981 - 2002  Search this
Whodini, American, founded 1981  Search this
LL Cool J, American, born 1968  Search this
ink on card stock
H x W: 28 1/8 × 22 1/8 in. (71.5 × 56.2 cm)
Place depicted:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
A multicolored cardstock poster for Run DMC’s “Raising Hell” tour of 1986.
This large rectangular poster features yellow, neon pink, white, and black print advertising the Run DMC rap/hip-hop tour of 1986. The May 21 event also featured artists Whodini and LL Cool J, at the Municipal Auditorium in Columbus, GA. From top to bottom the poster reads: [MUNICIPAL / AUDITORIUM / COLUMBUS, GEORGIA / WED. / MAY 21 / 08:00 P.M. / RUN DMC / RAISING ELL TOUR / WHODINI / LL COOL J / Limited Advance Admission $11.50 - - All Others $12.50 (General / Admission) / Tickets at: NEIL’S SPORTS SHOPS at Peach Tree Mall & Village Green / LITTLE JOE’S CLOTHING * SOL & HARRIS * O’CONNEL’S COINS at Columbus Square / FLIPSIDE TRAFFIC CIRCLE * Municipal Auditorium Box Office Day Of Show / Presented by BASH PRODUCTIONS, INC.]. The logo for Globe Poster Printing Company is printed at the bottom, alongside company information. There are no markings on the reverse of this poster.
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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