Impure

Expo Poster NEW

In July of 1899, Anthony Comstock warned the organizers of Philadelphia’s National Export Exposition that if their poster was shown in New York, he would proceed against them in the courts. “If that is Philadelphia’s idea of art and decency, then my opinion of that city has changed completely. While it may be beautiful from your point of view, it is impure in thought and execution and should not be displayed in New York or anywhere else.”

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