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March in celebration of the unification of the popular political organizations, San Salvador

Date January 22, 1980
Location El Salvador
Dimensions Image (Paper Size): 8 3/8 x 12 3/4 in. (21.3 x 32.4 cm)
Mount: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

When coffee prices dropped during the Depression in the 1930s, landless peasants began to organize, leading to an insurrection of the rural poor in 1932. The army responded by killing 30,000 people, consolidating the military's control and its relationship to the powerful, land-owning elite. This march celebrating the unification of the left was held on the anniversary of the peasant uprising.

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Gift of the Aslak Aarhus, 2005

Feedback Accession No. 379.2005