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Record Players

Martin Munkacsi, [Portable record player], 1930s (2007.110.2650) USSR in Construction, July 1935 (2012.13.24) A portable gramophone manufactured by the Leningrad factory. The gramophone industry that came to us after the October revolution was a handicraft industry, in a semi-ruined condition. … Continue reading

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“On that great action, lighted in by dawn’s red ember, with flowers and singing, entered the Twelfth of December.”

USSR in Construction. The XXIst year of the Great Socialist Revolution. 4. April 1938 Here are people who in the majority of capitalist countries are disenfranchised- Women… Young people of eighteen… Members of the armed forces… In the USSR they … Continue reading

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“Clumsy boxes with huge horns under the name ‘Singing Cupid.'”

Before the revolution, strictly speaking, the bicycle had no significance for practical purposes. It existed entirely as an amusement but not as a means of travel. The frightful roads, the cobblestone streets of the towns, simply made the bicycle into … Continue reading

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Soviet Armenia

USSR in Construction, photo by Kislov (Soyuzphoto), February 1936, No. 2, (2012.13.30) Comrade Stalin and Elena Abramyan, a worker at the Leninakan [Gyumri] Textile mill. (At the reception of the delegation of the toilers of Soviet Armenia in the Kremlin.) … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

USSR in Construction, “Soviet Armenia,” February 1936, (2012.13.30) A Land of Ancient Culture Where Ararat and Alagez Rear Their Summits to the Skies Where Lake Sevan Extends its Waters Where Foaming Streams Roar Down Mountain Chasms Here lives one of … Continue reading

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“The Armenians are one of the most ancient peoples in the world”

The Armenians are one of the most ancient peoples in the world. After thousands of years they have now again acquired A country of their own. Everything in this reborn country, Its towns, Its industry, Its agriculture, is new. The … Continue reading

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Parachutes and Pessimists

Martin Munkacsi, [Student pilots with parachutes, Schleissieim flying school, near Munich], 1928 (2009.6.9) USSR in Construction, August 1935 (2012.13.22) Vu, August 11, 1937 (2011.7.180) Front 7, 1943 (2006.6.4) Robert Capa, [American paratroopers spearheading the Allied invasion of Germany, near Wesel, … Continue reading

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