Elagu Suure Oktoobri Revolutsiooni 28. Aasta-Päev! (Long live the 28th anniversary of the Great October Revolution!), from the series Fotolent No. 22 (October 1945) Artist: Unknown

Medium

Color lithograph

Dimensions

sheet: 24 × 33 7/8 in. (61 × 86 cm)

Credit Line

The Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Russian Poster Collection, curated with Kevin Begos

Accession Number

2018.136.1043

Geography
Period

20th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Allan Chasanoff Collection, New York, to 2018; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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Additional information

Object/Work type

didactic art, lithographs, political art, propaganda

Subject

communism

Inscriptions

Workers of the world, unite! [literally, “proletarians of all countries, unite!]\r\nPHOTOSHEET [or, PHOTONEWSPAPER]\r\nNr. 22 October 1945\r\n\r\n[right-justified text in Estonian] The workers of Soviet Estonia greet the 28th anniversary of the October Revolution with new victories at the labor front\r\n[right-justified text in Russian] The workers of Soviet Estonia greet the 28th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution with new victories at the labor front\r\n\r\n[banner over the tower] LONG LIVE THE 28TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT OCTOBER REVOLUTION \r\n\r\n[text within box in Estonian]\r\nThe Soviet people greet 28th anniversary of the Great Socialist October Revolution with new victories of labor at the production front. The workers of Soviet Estonia are making every effort to mark honorably the working people’s historical day of celebration by increasing production. This issue of Photosheet shows the best of Tallinn’s workers while at work. These comrades have given their best to secure with their labor our Soviet homeland in these post-war days of reconstruction. All of these workers are exhibited on the republic’s panel of honor.\r\n\r\n[text within box in Russian is the same, though a close translation would have several extremely minor differences. Also note that the Russian text has paragraph breaks while the Estonian-language text does not]\r\n\r\n[NB: the texts next to each photo are not in high-enough resolution to be translated with accuracy]

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