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Voting Booths ("The end of the government is the good of mankind...and which is best for mankind, that the people should be always exposed to the boundless will of tyranny, or that the rulers should be sometimes liable to be opposed when they grow exorbitant in their power, and employ it for the destruction and not the preservation of the properties of the people?"--John Locke, 1632-1704. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

1950 Ben Shahn Born: Kovno, Lithuania 1898 Died: New York, New York 1969 gouache on canvas 15 7/8 x 12 in. (40.2 x 30.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.263 Not currently on view