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Supermanong! Peace with a Lease


Supermanong! Peace with a Lease


Asian American artist -- California -- 20th century
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)--Social conditions.
Chinese Americans--California--San Francisco.
Filipino Americans--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Kearny Street Workshop.


The poster features a comic book-style drawing of a muscular elderly man with white hair and orange-brown skin wearing a superhero costume with an "S" imprinted on the chest area. He is shown riding a tiger, with one hand in a fist and the other holding a sign that reads "peace with a lease" written in blue. The text states, "Supermanong! This dude can be really destructive if you try to force the old people out in the street. Not a day goes by when supermanong doesn't use the magic energizing power of his fists to save the poor and needy, no matter who the enemy is. The first sign of people in need, something strange begins to happen even though he is a man of peace...Follow the story of Supermanong! His greatest adventure liberating Int'l Hotel, people in need of their own housing." "'Manong' is a term of respect for elderly Filipino." The text is mostly written in black.


Kearny Street Workshop Archives, 1972-2002 (CEMA 33), Series IV, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library




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Access Rights

Open to researchers without restrictions

Physical Dimensions

17 x 22 in.



"Supermanong! Peace with a Lease," in Digital Collections, Item #4822, (accessed September 14, 2019).