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Photo, Print, Drawing Gainsville [sic] 8 / Aggie Whelan.

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About this Item

Title

  • Gainsville [sic] 8 / Aggie Whelan.

Summary

  • Drawing shows members of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, seen from behind, they face Judge Winston E. Arnow in U.S. District Court in Gainesville, Florida; they argued that they were lured by government infiltrators into violent behavior at the 1972 Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida.

Names

  • Kenny, Aggie, artist

Created / Published

  • [Place not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [1973]

Headings

  • -  Arnow, Winston E.--(Winston Eugene),--1911
  • -  Vietnam Veterans Against the War--Trials, litigation, etc
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • -  Veterans--Florida--Gainesville--1970-1980
  • -  Judicial proceedings--Florida--Gainesville--1970-1980
  • -  Judges--Florida--Gainesville--1970-1980

Headings

  • Courtroom sketches--Color--1970-1980.
  • Drawings--Color--1970-1980.

Genre

  • Courtroom sketches--Color--1970-1980
  • Drawings--Color--1970-1980

Notes

  • -  Caption label from exhibit Drawing Justice: Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Eight members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War argued intended to demonstrate peacefully at the 1972 Republican National Convention but were lured into more violent behavior by government infiltrators. During the trial, two FBI agents were caught using electronic surveillance to listen to a private defense team conversation perhaps helping the defense, as the veterans were acquitted on August 31, 1973. Aggie Whelan had been sent by CBS to cover the trial. During the pre-trial hearing, Federal Judge Winston Arnow told the court illustrators they were not permitted to draw in his courtroom or from memory. Whelan, though outside the courtroom, sketched anyway and the government found CBS guilty of violating its orders. On appeal, the decision United States of America v. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 497 F.2d 102 (1974) reaffirmed the right of courtroom illustrators to work during trials.
  • -  Title from item.
  • -  Signed on lower right.
  • -  Paper watermarked along right edge: Strathmore Charcoal 100% cotton fiber. U.S.A.
  • -  Forms part of: The Thomas V. Girardi Collection of Courtroom Illustration Drawings at the Library of Congress (Library of Congress).
  • -  Exhibited: "Drawing Justice" at the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C., April - October 2017.

Medium

  • 1 drawing : pastel and charcoal on blue-green Strathmore charcoal laid paper ; sheet 49 x 64 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 15614, no. 28 [P&P]

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2016653409

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-51109 (digital file from original)

Rights Advisory

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Online Format

  • image

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  • Rights Advisory: Publication may be restricted. For general information see: "Copyright and Other Restrictions ...," https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/res.195.copr
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-51109 (digital file from original)
  • Call Number: LOT 15614, no. 28 [P&P]
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Chicago citation style:

Kenny, Aggie, Artist. Gainsville sic 8 / Aggie Whelan. Florida Gainesville, 1973. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016653409/.

APA citation style:

Kenny, A. (1973) Gainsville sic 8 / Aggie Whelan. Florida Gainesville, 1973. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016653409/.

MLA citation style:

Kenny, Aggie, Artist. Gainsville sic 8 / Aggie Whelan. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016653409/>.