Three posters with slogans on the Collectivization efforts in the Soviet countryside
Price: 1,500.00 USD
Leningrad: Gublit, ca. 1925-1928? Various formats. Three small posters, printed to rectos in blue and red. About very good; small nicks and tears to edges. In protective mylar sleeve. Contains the following slogans: "Kazhdoe novoe sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe tovarishchestvo - zalog uluchsheniia krest'ianskogo khoziaistva (Every new agricultural cooperative plays its part in guaranteeing the improvement of peasant agriculture, measures 19 × 40 cm); "Ob"ediniaias' v promyshlennye arteli, kustar' zashchishchaet sebia ot derevenskogo kulaka - skupshchika i razdatchika (By forming production centers the small artisan protects himself from the kulak -- the merchant buyer-up and distributor, measures 29.5 × 40 cm); "Krest'ianin-kustar'! Sozdavaia promyslovuiu kooperatsiiu - ty stroish' svoe blagopoluchie!" (Peasant and artisan! By creating trade cooperatives you are building your own prosperity!, measures 28.5 × 41 cm. Given the lack of the term "kolkhoz" on these three posters, we suspect they date to the final years of the New Economic Policy (NEP), when agitation against the "kulaks" (or large land-owning peasants) increased, but Stalin's official collectivization push had not fully begun. Printed in runs of 5000 copies each. We are unable to trace these posters, or other printed artifacts with these particular slogans. Not in KVK, OCLC.