Online Collection

"Hands Off Cuba!" handbill

Object Number: 2013.088.0003
Category: Documents
Type of Object: Document
Date: 1963
Dimensions: 8 15/16 × 5 15/16 in. (22.7 × 15.1 cm)
Medium: Paper
One “Hands Off Cuba!” handbill designed by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963. The flyer is printed in black letters on yellow paper.

Oswald was arrested in New Orleans on August 9, 1963, for disturbing the peace while handing out these pro-Castro leaflets.

Curator's Notes

The Museum's collection also includes a home movie shot in New Orleans in 1963 that shows Lee Harvey Oswald distributing these flyers and being arrested after an altercation with three men.  The Martin film is available online - please see 2007.028.0001.  The collection also includes a New Orleans Police Department booking photograph taken after Oswald's arrest; please see 2013.102.0001.  - Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections

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