New York: Legal Defense of the Judson Three, 1970. 4 3/8 x 6 5/8" postcard invitation, illustrated at recto with a b/w reproduction of a painting by Ringgold, with event information at verso. Addressed and postmarked.
The Judson Three consisted of the African American artist Faith Ringgold, Jon Hendricks, and Jean Toche, who had organized the infamous People's Flag Show at Judson Church in 1970, and were subsequently arrested on charges of descrating the flag. Each were fined $100, and this event was held to raise money for their legal defense fund. As described on the verso, the admission charge was $10, which bought the attendee "one champagne drink and all the soul you can eat." The recto of the poster, reproducing a painting of three figures standing behind the bars of the American flag, must certainly be a reference to the legal plight of the 3.
The lightweight paper stock is lightly creased, toned, and abraded. with some paper adhesion to verso from removal of the original stamp, else very good. Item #25191