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Milwaukee 14
  • Brandon Bauer, artist
    born 1974
    active: United States
    Josh MacPhee, organizer
    born 1973
    Stumptown Printers, printer
    established 1999
  • Milwaukee 14, 2005
  • Celebrate People's History Poster Series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • inkjet print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 434 x 280 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 17 1/16 x 11 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0124.027
Description

Photographic print of a crowd of figures observing a pile of burning documents with urban buildings in the background, executed in black and blue. Descriptive text at bottom of image. Text refers to the actions of the Milwaukee 14, a group which included five priests and a minister. On September 24, 1968, they took approximately 10,000 draft files from the Selective Service and burned them with homemade napalm.