And Babies

Door: The Art Workers Coalition.

And babies (December 26, 1969) is an iconic anti-Vietnam War poster. It is a famous example of “propaganda art” from the Vietnam War that uses the now infamous color photograph of the My Lai Massacre taken by U.S. combat photographer Ronald L. Haeberle on March 16, 1968. It shows about a dozen dead and partly naked South Vietnamese women and babies in contorted positions stacked together on a dirt road, killed by U.S. forces. The picture is overlaid in semi-transparent blood-red lettering that asks along the top “Q. And babies?”, and at the bottom answers “A. And babies.” The quote is from a Mike Wallace CBS News television interview with U.S. soldier Paul Meadlo, who participated in the massacre. The lettering was sourced from The New York Times, which printed a transcript of the Meadlo interview the day after. According to cultural historian M. Paul Holsinger, And babies was “easily the most successful poster to vent the outrage that so many felt about the conflict in Southeast Asia.”

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