Do You Want To Be Free?
Nationally ... Commercially ... Socially ... Individually ... Then vote for the Treaty.
At top, in bright red font: “DO YOU WANT TO / BE FREE?” NATIONALLY / To govern yourself, / in your way, for / your own good. / COMMERCIALLY / To develop and / protect your In- /dustries, by tariffs / if necessary. To deal with your own problems/ in your own way. / SOCIALLY/ To hold in peace; to / acquire in justice; to / pursue happiness. In bright red font: “THEN VOTE FOR THE TREATY”. At bottom of poster, all caps in black font: “IRISH PAPER, IRISH INK, IRISH TRADE UNION LABOUR”.
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[S.l. s.n. 1922]
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera; formerly at call number POL/1920-30/26. See EPH A17 for a smaller version of the same item.
Physical description: 1 poster: col.; 101.8 x 63.6 cm.
Provenance: poster formerly owned by William X. O'Brien, T.D. (1881-1968). O'Brien helped establish the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union in 1909 and was instrumental in the Dublin Lockout strike in 1913. He stood in the Stockport by-election, 1920, but was refused release to campaign in it (a poster featuring him entitled "Put him in to get him out" also in the NLI Ephemera Collection, influenced the poster designed for Bobby Sands in 1980). His feud with Jim Larkin resulted in a split within the labour and trade union movements, and the formation of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. O'Brien was elected as TD for Dublin South in the 1922 general election, and again for Tipperary in June 1927 and 1937.
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