Identification and Creation
Object Number
M25677
People
Ben Shahn, American (Kovno (now Kaunas), Lithuania 1898 - 1969 New York, NY)
Title
Folk Music Festival Poster, Roosevelt Memorial
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1966
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/193105
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Offset photolithograph printed in black and yellow
Technique
Photolithograph
Dimensions
sheet: 55.5 x 35.1 cm (21 7/8 x 13 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: unsigned
  • legend: below design (staff of music), printer's ink, offset photolithograph: Friends of old time music present traditional / FOLK MUSIC / at the first annual folk festival at the / ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL / in Roosevelt New Jersey on Saturday / OCTOBER 13 / at 7:30 pm. Admission $1.50. / From Georgia Jesse Fuller will sing / NEGRO BLUES / From North Carolina Doc Watson, Arnold Watson / OLD TIME / and Gaither Carlton will sing /COUNTRY MUSIC / Banjo - Fiddle - Guitar - Mouth Harp. [Lines of the legend in capital letters, printed in black, alternate with the legend in lower case letters, printed in black on yellow bands.]
Provenance
Stephen Lee Taller, Berkeley, California, 1994; to Dolores Taller, gift; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 2002.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Stephen Lee Taller Ben Shahn Archive, Gift of Dolores S. Taller
Copyright
© Estate of Ben Shahn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
M25677
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

The Shape of Content: The Stephen Lee Taller Ben Shahn Archive at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/27/1999 - 03/26/2000

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