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Las Gorras Blancas
  • Pete Railand, artist
    born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States ; active: United States
    Josh MacPhee, organizer
    born 1973
    Stumptown Printers, printer
    established 1999
  • Las Gorras Blancas, 2005
  • Celebrate People's History Poster Series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color offset lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 435 x 281 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 17 1/8 x 11 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0124.034
Description

Image of scissors cutting a wire fence with silhouetted figures holding guns and on horseback in the background, Executed in red and black with descriptive text integrated into the composition. Text refers to Los Gorras Blancas (The White Caps), a group which formed in response to Anglo-American settlers and squatters in the American Southwest and the New Mexico Territory in the late 19th century.