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The 1917 Russian Civil War in Siberia - Unique Scrapbook Photograph Album Contaning 123 Mounted Images, Extensively Captioned
Russia Siberia, 1919. 103. Album Vzpomínek 1917-1919 [Memory Album 1917-1919]Custom scrapbook album (123) mounted images, including photographs. A unique scrapbook album created by a Central European legionnaire operating in Siberia during the Russian Civil War of 1917, which extended into 1919, with defeat of the the White commander Aleksandr Kolchak, with simmering smaller conflicts between White and Red factions continuing for several further years. The album mixes original silver print photographs and printed images collected along the route, extensively titled with typewritten captions laid-down below the images. A close review of the images seems to indicate that the compiler was among the first of the foreign legionnaire reach Vladivostok and, with a small group of his compatriots, undertook a military mission to Japan in November 1918. Included are a number of lithographic cards produced in the Legion's mobile printing studio, set up as they traveled eastward along the Trans-Siberian line through Omsk and Chelyabinsk in late 1918 and early 1919. Once effective shelter had been established in Irkutsk in mid-1919, a band of Legionnaires with skills as printers, writers and illustrators (among them Rudolf Medek and Vojtěch Holeček) assembled a print shop and art studio in a series of stationary boxcars on a railway siding. The Legionaries worked tirelessly to create and publish the main newspaper, Československý deník, and a small-but-steady stream of literary and informational books, maps and pamphlets. Perhaps owing to the scarcity of raw materials, only a handful o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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