"I Can Determine Guilt, But I Cannot Return Life" [Ivanov, D., Artist]. District Safety Commission. [Traffic-Safety Poster Depicting Lady Justice]. [N.p. (Bulgaria?), n.d.]. 40" x 27." Light edgewear with a few nicks and minor tears to margins, colors vivid. A well-preserved item. $750. * This bright blue poster is dominated by a large image of Lady Justice above a caption reading: "I Can Determine Guilt, But I Cannot Return Life." The white illustration and text jumps off the page. The right side of the scale depicts a crushed car with a license plate reading 5931, the left a prisoner's uniform stamped with the same number. The illustration says you will exchange your license plate number for a prisoner's i.d. number if you are responsible for a traffic fatality. Provenance: Francis Gary Powers Jr., expert public speaker on the U-2 Incident and Cold War History, and son of Francis Gary Powers, Capt US Air Force, the American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission in Soviet Union airspace.
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