Here there is no Poll Tax

Ben Shahn, American (born Russia, now Lithuania), 1898 - 1969



Color lithograph on paper


Overall: 43 3/4 × 27 3/4 in. (111.1 × 70.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Wilbur Hugh Ferry, Class of 1932

Art © Estate of Ben Shahn / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

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Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in plate, lower right: B.S.; inscribed: "Here every man is equal / at the polls. Your vote / can be a vote for equality / of jobs, equality of pay, equality of opportunity. / But, to vote you first / have to register. / Don't lose your vote / by not registering."

Catalogue Raisonne

Kenneth W. Prescott, The Complete Graphic works of Ben Shahn, 1973, no. 150.

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