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He Who Meddles in a Quarrel Not His Own
Maker: Vic Dinnerstein
Date Made: 1967
Place Made: United States
Measurements: 50 cm x 35 cm; 19 11/16 in x 13 3/4 in
Main Subject: Politicians & Campaigns; Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
He who meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears Proverbs 26:17 [text stamped on bottom] March on Washington, D.C. Oct. 21, 1967
Acquisition Number: 1990-007
Production Notes: with stamped text
Copyright status unknown; may be protected by copyright law.
The proverb and photograph contained within this poster combine to form a statement many Americans felt that President Lyndon Baines Johnson proved all too true. Not only did the 1964 photograph result in scattered accusations of animal mistreatment, it served as the basis for a statement against the Viet Nam conflict. By the mid-1960s, increasing numbers of people disapproved of US involvement in Viet Nam while Johnson continued to increase military presence in Southeast Asia.