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Bring the Troops Home Now

Bring the Troops Home Now
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Alternate Title
Lyndon B. Johnson
Artist
Nancy Coner, 1930 - 1974
Sitter
Lyndon Baines Johnson, 27 Aug 1908 - 22 Jan 1973
Date
c. 1966-68
Type
Print
Medium
Color lithographic poster with halftone
Dimensions
Sheet: 57.1 x 44.5 cm (22 1/2 x 17 1/2")
Mat: 61 x 48.3 x 1 cm (24 x 19 x 3/8")
Topic
Sign
Vehicle\Airplane
Poster
Poster\Political
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Male
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Literature\Writer
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Teacher
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\President of US
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Texas
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
NPG.98.162
Exhibition Label
The anti-Vietnam War movement became a defining marker of youth culture in the late 1960s and early 1970s as increasing numbers of students realized the strength of their collective voice. Posters were a frequently used tool of protest, displayed on college campuses and held aloft in marches and demonstrations. The Student Mobilization Committee, a national organization that encouraged the formation of campus committees to end the war, issued the poster Bring the Troops Home Now. The phrase was also a slogan for anti-war organizations and rallies, as well as the title of a newsletter that sought to direct the movement toward troop reduction.
The poster’s designer, Nancy Coner, summoned many potent signals of the era, including rock-poster lettering, a pinwheel, helmeted and slain troops, riot police, a pontificating President Johnson, and placards with more anti-war slogans.
Para 1968, el movimiento contra la guerra de Vietnam se había convertido en un factor definitorio de la cultura joven a medida que los estudiantes iban comprendiendo la fuerza de su voz colectiva. Los carteles fueron una herramienta frecuente de protesta, desplegados en los campus universitarios así como en marchas y manifestaciones. El Comité de Movilización Estudiantil, organización nacional que fomentaba la creación de comités en los campus para luchar por el fin de la guerra, publicó el cartel Bring the Troops Home Now. La frase fue también lema de organizaciones y mítines antibélicos, e incluso el título de un boletín que impulsaba el movimiento a favor de la reducción de tropas.
La diseñadora Nancy Coner reunió en el cartel potentes símbolos de la época, como la tipografía psicodélica, un molinete, soldados marchando con sus cascos y otros tendidos muertos, la policía antimotines, el presidente Johnson con gesto pontifi- cante y pancartas con más lemas antibélicos.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery