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    Schools in the USSR and the USA (Moscow, 1955). Russian Propaganda Poster (22.5" X 32.5")
    One of the most famous anti-USA propaganda posters issued during the Cold War era, the Soviet Union declares that, "In the USSR, in the years 1951-1955, the construction of urban and rural schools will increase by approximately 70% comparing to the previous five-year period. In the USA, it is allocated in the budget for public education 1% and for the military 74%. In the USA, more that 10 million are illiterate and about one-third of school age children do not study." This amazing poster designed by artists Konstantin Ivanov and Veniamin Briskin depicts smiling happy Soviet children with new schools, while in America, dejected and demoralized students are faced with attending schools that are closed and decrepit. On a fun note, the sign in front of the ruined USA school says, "Shkola zakrita" or, "school closed" ....in Russian! Touchup was applied to small chips and tears in the borders, a tear/paper loss at the left border and top border, and a vertical tear from the bottom border into the background. Fine+ on Linen.


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