“When the New-York Historical Society began collecting ephemera from Zuccotti Park this fall, it had no way of knowing whether the protest of the so-called 99 percent would be a passing fad, a turning point in American history, or something in between. Nonetheless, it sent Glenn Castellano, a member of its team, down to the park to collect what he could to capture the Zeitgeist of the movement. These 12 pieces from their nascent collection represent various aspects of the group’s messaging: from mockery of the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans to peace paeans that evoke the flower-child activism of the 1960s. Together, they serve as the record of a movement whose actors often struggled to articulate exactly what they wanted—but who never failed to have a voice.”
For more, see Elizabeth’s slideshow in Vanity Fair.