The house was being remodeled. It’s the one on Guerrero I mentioned in my blog entry on October 24th: My trip to California
The image is a woman holding a broken broom. The words Women’s Liberation are written across her at the bottom.
It’s signed by Virtue Hathaway and dated 1971. The photograph was taken about then which makes me around 18 years old.
Now here it is in our house in Olympia, Washington:
I have had some people ask me about it. Noel searched online and found it for me which is very cool. 🙂 The artist is Shirley Boccaccio (alias Virtue Hathaway) who was then living in Mexico. It is signed by Shirley.
Update on May 24, 2023:
Since I have been contacted by many people who want to buy the poster, I have done my best to keep the current way to do that.
As you will see below, the artist Shirley Boccaccio (Virtue Hathaway) had leukemia and passed away in her sleep at her ranch on June 30, 2019. Because I hear from many people who are interested in buying the poster, I have included this here so people won’t miss how to do that.
Now Shirley’s granddaughter, Justine Parker, is handling sales of the poster. She told me today:
Each unsigned poster is $35 + shipping.
She also has signed posters by her grandma @ $100 +shipping which is usually $10.00.
Cell/text: (979) 599-0329 / or +52 3332588618 when she is in Mexico.
Email address: email@example.com
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August 23, 2016
I finally have oriented myself and want to thank you deeply for all the good things you say on your blog about my poster. I wrote you somewhere else on all this, it is a bit difficult since I have to come to town to use the internet as I don´t have it at home…and then they close at 2:00 in the afternoon so I have to move fast.
I want to attach a photo of my novel, Buying the Ranch and some text describing it. If you could be so kind as to mention it, it is available on Amazon but they do NO promotion. Any efforts you may make will be deeply appreciated. Thank you very much.
BUYING THE RANCH – Book I, Facing Real Life
by Virtue Hathaway
Recently issued and available through AMAZON books:
This is the first in a series of four books, tracing the evolution of a young woman of the mid-20th century from cheerleader to radical feminist in a form entertaining, erotic and enlightening. The story follows Joanna’s dramatic journey of self-realization. Struggling to live her life she finds she must face the reality of the rules society lays down in order for women to “fit in”, play the game and ultimately survive, let alone be able to create meaningful change in the life around her.
“A well-planned, intricate plot
that takes the reader on their own dramatic journey of self-discovery.” Lief Carlson, Vallarta
March 2, 2021
Shirley Boccaccio (Virtue Hathaway) had leukemia, and she passed away in her sleep at her ranch on June 30, 2019. These are photos of her tombstone sent to me by her daughter Penelope on March 2, 2021:
Don’t cut the trees
don’t kill the bees.
Don’t eat your wife
you will lose your life.
Love Mother Nature
for all She’s worth.
And help take care
of this beautiful Earth.
Shirley Jean Boccaccio
7 de Febrero, 1935 30 de Junio, 2019
The statement on her tombstone was dictated by Shirley for it a week before she died.