Item #31614 NO PARKING. NYPD.

NO PARKING

New York: New York Police Department, 1982. 10 1/4 x 12 1/4" placard, offset printed on thick card stock, with a placard string of nylon with metal spike ends affixed through the surface of the sing.

A placard posted by the New York Poilice Police Department used for the for the June 12, 1982 anti-nuclear protest, which remains the largest political demonstration in the history of the United States. On that date approximately 1 million people gathered in the city and converged upon Central Park. The event was the culmination of the “freeze” initiatives which began after the election of Ronald Reagan. The following year, the events surrounding the Able Archer brought the world closer to large nuclear disaster than perhaps any event in history. This, coupled with the success of the June 12 demonstration, is often credited with compelling the softening of the rhetoric of nuclear war between the U.S. and the USSR, leading to the Reykjavik summit.

Very good with some rusting to fasteners and moderate creasing and indenting. Item #31614

Price: $150.00

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