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Ku Kluxers

Accession Number
1943.73

Title
Ku Kluxers

Artist(s)
Chet Harmon La More

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1939

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
9 7/16 in x 12 3/10 in (23.97 cm x 31.27 cm)

Credit Line
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Subject matter
This is a depiction of three Klansmen. The Ku Klux Klan had a remergence after the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation, a film rife with racist propaganda. The KKK's membership grew rapidly during the 1920s.

Physical Description
Three people stand against a dark blue sky. They are dressed in white robes and white hoods that completely cover their faces, except for small eye holes that are cut out. The white robes are stained with red streaks.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
WPA
blood (animal material)
bust
costume (mode of fashion)
costumes
modern and contemporary art
night
racial discrimination
walking

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