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Arthur Szyk lithograph

Object | Accession Number: 2002.113.3.6

The multi-colored lithograph represents Arthur Szyk's conception of the history of pre-Communist Russia and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.). Red stars, adopted by the Communists as a symbol of Soviet Russia, are placed throughout the print, most prominently at the bottom center. Another Soviet symbol, the hammer and sickle, is superimposed on a globe at the top of the print, and a red ribbon underneath the globe carries the message: "Workers of the World Unite." Portraits of Vladimir Ilích Lenin and Peter I (Emperor of Russia, 1672-1725) flank the hammer and sickle at the top corners and depictions of a Russian sailor, soldier, industrial worker, farmer, and priest as well as scenes of the Kremlin and Magnitogorsk, Russia, fill the lower half of the lithograph.

Artwork Title
Title page for The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
publication/distribution:  1947
Object Type
Lithographs (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irvin Ungar
Record last modified: 2023-06-09 14:36:19
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