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Markov-Grinberg photograph of a smiling female peasants and a baby in a wheat field

Object | Accession Number: 2005.551.1

Photographic print created in 1935 by Mark Markov-Grinberg, depicting an official, idealized version of Soviet women farm workers. Markov-Grinberg was a Soviet Jewish photographer, World War II correspondent, and major Social Realist photographer during the Stalinist era of the 1930s-1940s. He worked for major newspapers and journals, including TASS. Markov-Grinberg was a war correspondent during the Soviet-Finnish War from 1939-1940 and, in 1941, was drafted to fight in World War II. While a soldier, he continued his work as a photographer and army correspondent. After the war, he returned to his job at TASS.

Artwork Title
Happy Maternity, Stavropol Territory, 1935
depiction:  1935
creation: Stavropolskii krai, Russia
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Patricia L. Cohen and Eddie Sutton
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:29:57
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