Century of the common man

Material Information

Century of the common man [two speeches]
Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985 ( illustrator )
Sandburg, Carl ( foreword author )
Thomas, R. J. ( introduction author )
Brecher, Elinor J.
Place of Publication:
New York
International Workers Order
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
45, [1] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 53 x 42 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 ( lcsh )
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945Portraits ( lcsh )
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945Caricatures and cartoons ( lcsh )
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda -- United States ( lcsh )
World politics ( lcsh )
Popular fronts -- Addresses, essays, lectures ( lcsh )
Democracy ( lcsh )
Reconstruction (1939-1951) ( lcsh )
Social justice ( lcsh )
Communism and art -- United States ( lcsh )
Working class in art ( lcsh )
Vice-Presidents -- United States ( lcsh )
United States -- Foreign relations -- History -- Sources -- Soviet Union ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- United States -- 1933-1945 ( lcsh )


General Note:
"An address before the Free World Assn., New York, May 8, 1942. A speech delivered at the Congress of American-Soviet Friendship Mass Meeting, New York, Nov. 8, 1942"--acknowledgements.
General Note:
"This edition is limited to fifty-four portfolios, each containing nineteen original silk screen prints signed by the artist."--acknowledgements.
General Note:
Gift made in memory of the donor's grandfather, Leo Brecher.
General Note:
Exhibited, April 23, 2010 through July 11, 2010, in "+5: Recent Acquisitions from The Wolfsonian Collection." Portfolio plate, Learning to Think and Work Together, from Century of the Common Man: Two Speeches, 1943/ Silkscreens by Hugo Gellert (American, b. Hungary, 1892–1985)/ Published by International Workers Order, New York/ The Wolfsonian–FIU, Gift of Elinor J. Brecher, in memory of her grandfather, Leo Brecher, XC2009.11.2. Century of the Common Man: Two Speeches, an oversized portfolio illustrated by artist-activist Hugo Gellert, is the artist’s visual critique of speeches by Vice President Henry A. Wallace. Published in 1943 in a limited edition of fifty-four, each numbered and signed by the artist, this rare portfolio was donated by Miami Herald writer Elinor J. Brecher, in memory of her grandfather Leo, one of the founders of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Hugo Gellert was an outspoken member of the Communist Party and his overtly political work—illustrations and murals—is considered by many to be among the best political artwork of the early twentieth century. The library now holds thirty-four Gellert titles, including two other oversized portfolios illustrated with lithographs by Gellert: Karl Marx Capital in Pictures and Comrade Gulliver: An Illustrated Account of Travel into that Strange Country of the United States of America.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Henry A. Wallace ; silk screen prints by Hugo Gellert.

Record Information

Source Institution:
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Holding Location:
The Wolfsonian FIU Library Collection ( *** RARE )
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
XC2009.11.2 ( accession number )
20688693 ( EOS.Web )
E 806 .W2 1943a ( lcc )

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