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Communist propaganda poster reproduction postcards

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151034438071], Folder: 25
Identifier: MS-0823
This collection contains seventeen postcards published by the Central Museum of the Revolution in Moscow, printed in Leningrad in approximately 1932. There is no biographical or historical information available on the creator at this time.

Dates

  • approximately 1932

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection contains text in German and Russian.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal sized folder)

Biographical / Historical

There is no biographical or historical information available on the creator at this time.

Content Description

Rewritten from dealer description: This collection contains seventeen postcards published by the Central Museum of the Revolution in Moscow, printed in Leningrad in approximately 1932. Thirteen of the postcards are reproductions of propaganda posters of the KPD, the Communist party in Weimar Germany, for the Reichstag elections of 1924, 1928 and 1932, including a famous poster designed by visual artist John Heartfield. The cards have strong graphics and text, mixing the various avant-garde movements of the period, and using the technique of photomontage. Four of the postcards are focused on workers’ and farmers’ rights, printed in a more traditional style.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Philippe Luiggi in January 2018, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Related Materials

See also Johns Hopkins University Russian postcards collection, MS.0690, Special Collections, for other postcards relating to Russian culture.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in October 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA