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Esquire magazine dated October 1968

Object Number: 2018.015.0001
Publication: Esquire
Publisher: Esquire, Inc.
Type of Object: Magazine
Dimensions: 13 5/16 × 10 5/16 × 7/16 in. (33.8 × 26.2 × 1.1 cm)
Medium: Paper, Metal
Thirty-fifth anniversary issue of Esquire magazine from October 1968 (Volume LXX No. 4 Whole No. 419), 302 pages. Cover is illustrated with a full-color vision of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. standing in Arlington National Cemetery amongst the headstones. In this composite image, all three men wear dark suits, white collared shirts, and ties. In the upper right corner is the date of issue, “October 1968", and the price of the issue, "$1.50" printed in bright blue. In a very small type, under the title is the text "Salvaging the 20th Century."

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Curator's Notes

Included in the Museum's temporary exhibit, "Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.," about how these two men, from wildly different backgrounds, were finding common ground in their activism for the poor, for civil rights and for ending the war in Vietnam, this item will be on display on the Museum's seventh floor from June 5, 2018 to September 3, 2018. - Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections

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