Lot 164: "Farmer, Join the Collective!" - Poster in Yiddish - Russia
November 15, 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Poyerte tret arayn in kolektiv! [female-farmer join the collective!], Soviet poster calling to join the Kolkhoz. Issued by ?????????? (Tsentrizdat), ordered by "Alliance of Agricultural Cooperatives Unions" of the Soviet Union. Moscow, [late 1920s-early 1930s]. Yiddish. (title and printing details are printed in Russian). A fine lithographic illustration divided into two parts. On the left - interior of a clattered barn, with chickens, hens, a bull and a horse; on the right - a tidy chicken coop, according to the Collective Soviet farm system. The illustration is accompanied by explanations in Yiddish, about the various stages of growing chickens and about advantages of the collective farm system. Illustration is signed in print (in Russian): "Pyotr Afanasiev, " [???? ?????????]. The poster was printed in 500 copies. 72X55 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and some creases. Miniature tears at margins. Folding marks and several places in the margins are professionally restored and fastened with thin acid-free paper. Some stains. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.