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Rare original 1950's archive of 500+ silver gelatin photographs from the former USSSR. A period poorly documented in the West. The archive is divided into 26 main categories. CATEGORY : ART AND ARTISTS
Art and artists 5 photos: Over-sized dated 1953: Scene from Act III of the musical comedy "Tobacco Road" Music by V. Sheherbachev, play by N. Aducy performed by the Sverdlovak State Comedy Theatre. 1 mid-sized : Unaccredited. 4 small sized : 1955 In the youth hall : Screen actor Alexander Khililya surrounded by admirer.Young Azerbaijanians. 3 young people the palace. Soviet's Student's Ball. Photographers : Photo by V. Noskov and D. Sholomovich.  A rare collection of photos in the socialist realism style, documenting the reconstruction and modernizing of the USSR after the Great Patriotic War. The period of socialist realism followed a period of avant-garde visual experimentation in the beginning of the 20's century which ended in 1932, with the demand that photos in the future should serve the socialist agenda. The best photographers traveled through the Union to document the socialist progress.The collection are divided into 26 main categories with explanatory snippets attached to the majority of the photos in the English, French or Arabic languages. The origin of the archive is a former USSR cultural center. The photos measures on average : over-sized photos 28.0 + 38.0 cm, some are large panoramas assembled with linen strips on verso. Middle sized photos : 18.0 + 28.0 cm. Small sized photos : 15.0 + 22.0 cm. Few photos with editor's annotations or markings on verso. The photos have, but for a few, maintained its original luster, showing no or little signs of handling, aging or surface abrasions. A few shows silvering mostly along the edges. The 25 categories are: Agricu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Vyronas Rare Books [Athens, Greece]
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