6 results found for: subject:"Demonstrations--Massachusetts--Boston--Photographs"

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1927

Blackington, Alton H.

Protesters supporting Sacco and Vanzetti marching in front of the Massachusetts State House

Boston (Mass.) - Protesters picketing on the sidewalk in front of State House in Boston.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1927

Blackington, Alton H.

Upton Sinclair and supporter (possibly his son David)M protesting at censorship hearings for his novel Oil!, wearing sandwich boards reading 'Oil!... fig leaf edition' and '...banned by Boston censor'

Boston (Mass.) - "Pictured selling 150 promotional copies of a censored 'fig-leaf' version of his book Oil! on Tremont and Boylston Streets in Boston for $2 per copy. Large fig leaves were printed over Sinclair's text relating a sex scene in a motel, which Boston censors found objectionable. Fig-leaf sign the protester is wearing reads "Oil! Guaranteed 100% pure under Boston Law". Two years later, S... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1927

Blackington, Alton H.

Upton Sinclair and supporters (including son David?) protesting at censorship hearings for his novel Oil!: showing back side of sandwich boards protesting censorship

Boston (Mass.) - "Pictured selling 150 promotional copies of a censored 'fig-leaf' version of his book Oil! on Tremont and Boylston Streets in Boston for $2 per copy. Large fig leaves were printed over Sinclair's text relating a sex scene in a motel, which Boston censors found objectionable. Fig-leaf sign the protester is wearing reads "Oil! Guaranteed 100% pure under Boston Law". Two years later, S... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1927

Blackington, Alton H.

Upton Sinclair and supporters outside public hearing on censorship of his novel Oil!

Boston (Mass.) - "Pictured selling 150 promotional copies of a censored 'fig-leaf' version of his book Oil! on Tremont and Boylston Streets in Boston for $2 per copy. Large fig leaves were printed over Sinclair's text relating a sex scene in a motel, which Boston censors found objectionable. Fig-leaf sign the protester is wearing reads "Oil! Guaranteed 100% pure under Boston Law". Two years later, S... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1927

Blackington, Alton H.

Upton Sinclair at public hearing on censorship of his novel Oil!, selling copies and wearing a sandwich board reading 'Oil! Upton Sinclair's Fig Leaf edition'

Boston (Mass.) - "Pictured selling 150 promotional copies of a censored 'fig-leaf' version of his book Oil! on Tremont and Boylston Streets in Boston for $2 per copy. Large fig leaves were printed over Sinclair's text relating a sex scene in a motel, which Boston censors found objectionable. Fig-leaf sign the protester is wearing reads "Oil! Guaranteed 100% pure under Boston Law". Two years later, S... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1927

Blackington, Alton H.

Upton Sinclair selling a copy of his novel Oil! during censorship hearings, standing next to a police box and wearing a sandwich board reading 'Oil!... fig leaf edition'

Boston (Mass.) - "Pictured selling 150 promotional copies of a censored 'fig-leaf' version of his book Oil! on Tremont and Boylston Streets in Boston for $2 per copy. Large fig leaves were printed over Sinclair's text relating a sex scene in a motel, which Boston censors found objectionable. Fig-leaf sign the protester is wearing reads "Oil! Guaranteed 100% pure under Boston Law". Two years later, S... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection