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Poster, International Women Workers Day

This is a Poster. We acquired it in 1992. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

In the Russian language, the words “red” and “beautiful” share an etymological root. This photomontage propaganda poster promoting a political rally highlights the importance of red to Soviet identity. It features women at work in the textile industry wearing the red headscarves associated with socialist pioneers.

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Poster, International Women Workers Day; Russia; lithograph on paper; 1992-164-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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