Street billboard, bolted to abandoned building

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Title

Street billboard, bolted to abandoned building

Description

Photograph of a billboard put up after Gardner Myers was killed by police. July 1988. Lester Donaldson's name was added August 9 when he also was killed by the police.

Creator

Rocky Zenyk Dobey

Source

Personal collection.

Date

1988-07-12

Contributor

Rocky Zenyk Dobey

Rights

Rocky Zenyk 
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

Coverage

Baldwin St. just west of Spadina Ave, Kensington Market

Context

The police cars were yellow in 1988. The billboard had fliers for people to tear off and read about the cases. The fliers were added daily for months. It came down just before Michael Wade Lawson was killed on Dec 8, 1988.

Original Format

Painted board

Physical Dimensions

4 ft x 8 ft

Citation

Rocky Zenyk Dobey, “Street billboard, bolted to abandoned building,” Alternative Toronto, accessed December 12, 2019, https://www.alternativetoronto.ca/archive/items/show/79.

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