Russian Posters

Russian Posters

The visually stunning propaganda posters produced by the new Soviet government from 1917 onward are fairly well-known. Communist Party slogans to the masses were featured. There are many books on the subject, and several good collections now available on the internet: Hoover Institution, Duke University, New York Public Library, Swarthmore, Library of Congress, and so on. There are also sites on Yandex in Russian.Our collection of 145 posters covers the Cold War period: roughly the end of World…

Russian Passport Application Album

Russian Passport Application Album

The album contains the passport applications for 165 people who wished to return to their native country. Every person was required to submit a photograph, and details on where they were born and when, what work they did in Russia, year and name of ship on which they came to Hawaii, what work they did here, how many children, and their religion.

Polish Posters

Polish Posters

This collection of posters covers the late 1960s to 70s. There are a wide variety of topics dealing with film, children, travel, architecture, Copernicus, economics, printing, graphics, folklore, archeology, and WWII commemoration. A useful background to Polish posters in general may be found at https://www.illustrationhistory.org/essays/reflecting-the-soul-of-a-nation-polish-poster-art