Los Angeles: . Poster, 22 x 14 inches, printed in red and green on light cardboard. Light wear at edges, a couple of nicks to corners. Minor toning and dust soiling, with two stray paint spots slightly affecting text. Still very good. Item #3688
In the wake of the Chicano Movement, the American Cultures Department at Los Angeles City College was founded in the early 1970s. This striking two-color poster advertises their second annual Cinco de Mayo festival, including traditional Mexican mariachi music, dancing, art, rodeo, and poetry. The featured performance was by Daniel Valdez of El Teatro Campesino, an improvisational theater group which had been formed in 1965 to support striking United Farm Workers grape pickers. This Cinco de Mayo event is discussed in the El Sereno Star of May 3, 1973. An ephemeral early Cinco de Mayo poster from Los Angeles, with no copies listed in OCLC.