“Color poster from the Soviet Union, 1930”

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Title

“Color poster from the Soviet Union, 1930”

Subject

Soviet anti-American and anti-religious propaganda piece, originally included in a pro-atheist Soviet Communist magazine, which uses a depiction of lynching (set against icons of American freedom) to question that nation's morals.

Description

“Color poster from the Soviet Union, 1930,” in the Jessie Daniel Ames Papers, 1866-1972 #3686, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Creator

Published in Bezbozhnik u Stanka (or The Godless at the Workbench) by the League of Militant Atheists in Moscow, (then) the Soviet Union. Individual artist unidentified in collection details but determined by current curator to be Nikolai Nikolaevich Kogout (1891–1959).

Source

From archival material housed in the Southern Historical Collection at UNC's Wilson Library. Received from Jessie Daniel Ames, founder of the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, as part of a personal archive of lynching-related media clippings.

Publisher

The League of Militant Atheists, a Moscow-based organization of intelligentsia and workers that advanced the ideological views of the Soviet Communist Party.

Date

Document printed and circulated in 1930; materials received by the Southern Historical Collection in 1964 and 1993.

Contributor

Jessie Daniel Ames (1883-1972), anti-lynching activist active in the Southern U.S., founder of the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, and collector of lynching-related documents.

Rights

As per the Southern Historical Collection: "Copyright is retained by the authors of items. . . or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law."

Relation

[no text]

Format

Full-color offset photomechanical print as page of magazine, scanned and rendered as JPG file.

Language

Russian-language publication with subsequent handwritten English transcriptions and notes.

Type

Printed propaganda poster from Soviet Communist Party-affiliated magazine

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

Soviet perspective on American and Christian values in light of the era's epidemic of mob lynchings of Black citizens.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Full-color offset photomechanical print as page of magazine

Physical Dimensions

36.9 x 26.7 cm.

Files

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Date Added
December 10, 2017
Collection
Visual Art
Item Type
Still Image
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Citation
Published in Bezbozhnik u Stanka (or The Godless at the Workbench) by the League of Militant Atheists in Moscow, (then) the Soviet Union. Individual artist unidentified in collection details but determined by current curator to be Nikolai Nikolaevich Kogout (1891–1959)., ““Color poster from the Soviet Union, 1930”,” America's Strange Fruit, accessed May 22, 2022, https://lynching.omeka.net/items/show/85.