MODERN JEWISH HISTORY

JUDAICA POSTERS COLLECTION


74 ITEMS  |  0% DIGITIZED  |  0% CATALOGED

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DESCRIPTION

The holdings consist of black-and-white and color posters in Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, and Serbian. The posters range in size from 42 x 29 to 20 x 24 inches. They feature Russian avant-garde and socialist realist aesthetics and include state communications targeting the Russian Jewish ethnic group, announcements of cinema shows and cultural events, promotions of aid drives, and images with anti-Semitic renderings. 

DATES

1910s–1940s

PROVENANCE

The collection was acquired in 2004 from a New York–based art dealer, who grew the collection over the course of many years, gathering individual pieces from trade shows, exhibits, and private collections. 

DETAILS

23 poster announcements for film, theater, and arts events, including Russian cinema shows in Palestine

22 posters of early Soviet outreach to Jewish population; subjects include Soviet propaganda encouraging Jews to settle in the Far East, outreach encouraging Jews to vote, Jews in the Red Cross, support from Russian Jews for Stalin, announcements of film screenings, and the promotion of the film “The Return of Nathan Becker”

29 Yugoslavian anti-Semitic posters, whose dates range from 1920 to 1940; they depict Jews in stereotypical manner as hoarding money, dressed in medieval garb, and ruling the world’s economy