Collection 03-005 - Posters of the Russian Revolution, 1917-1929 / from the Lenin Library, Moscow

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Posters of the Russian Revolution, 1917-1929 / from the Lenin Library, Moscow

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  • Graphic material

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  • 1966 (Creation)
    Posters of the Russian Revolution

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Physical description

40 posters.
.2 cm of textual records.

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The set of posters of the Russian Revolution were photographed at the Lenin Library in Moscow in 1966 by Italian photographer Caio Garruba and reproduced by him for publication in the West. The originals were created between the years 1917 and 1929, beginning with the October Revolution and spanning a 12 year period of unrest, counterrevolution, famine, foreign military intervention, and economic turmoil. Many were designed by renowned Russian artists, such as Moor, Apsit, Lisitski, Ivanov, and Mayakovski (information taken from the booklet which accompanies the posters).

Custodial history

This item was in the custody of Professor Christine Johanson before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2003.

Scope and content

This item consists of a set of 40 posters and an accompanying booklet. The posters are reproductions of posters related to the Russian Revolution and created in Russia between 1917 and 1929. They are loosely enclosed in a cover with the title, Posters of the Russian Revolution, 1917-1929, from the Lenin Library, Moscow. Also included is an accompanying booklet with the title, Russian Revolutionary Posters, 1917-1929, published in 1966 and written in English, which gives the translated titles of the posters, along with explanations and a history.

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Item was donated by Professor Christine Johanson.


Title based on the cover title of the folder within which the posters are enclosed.

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The captions on the posters are in Russian.

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The original posters are located at the Lenin Library in Moscow.

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For related records see: 95-1010

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The posters are encapsulated in mylar. They are located in the Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 42.

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