Sculpture of red, white, and blue hand with middle finger extended

Files

pc028b15_69ag15oct31_1969.jpg

Title

Sculpture of red, white, and blue hand with middle finger extended

Subject

Student movements; Students; Political parades & rallies; Demonstrations;

Description

A group of students gather around a sculpture of a hand with its middle finger extended at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. The statue is painted in the colors of the American flag and has a clown mask at the tip of the middle finger. During the late 1960s, college students across the United States protested a wide range of issues, including the Vietnam War, racial and gender inequality, and a cirriculum lacking diverse perspectives. This statue reflects the mood of those protests.

Creator

Kies, Paul Philemon, 1891-1971

Source

PC 28, Kies Photographs: http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc/finders/pc28.htm

Publisher

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc

Date

1969-10

Rights

For permission to publish please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (509) 335-6691.

Format

jpeg

Type

image

Identifier

pc028b15_69ag15oct31_1969

Citation

Kies, Paul Philemon, 1891-1971, “Sculpture of red, white, and blue hand with middle finger extended,” Digital Exhibits, accessed April 13, 2021, http://digitalexhibits.libraries.wsu.edu/items/show/6830.