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41: ANONYMOUS ARTIST. You Didn't Forget to Subscribe

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Ty ne zabyl podpisat'sya na gazetu Vlast' Truda? [You Didn't Forget to Subscribe to the Vlast' Truda Newspaper, Did You?], a poster by an anonymous artist. Printed at the Oktyabr' Printing Works, Ufa, [1924], 54 x36 cm.

Vlast' Truda [Labor Power] was first published as the official newspaper of the Ufa Soviet (1922) and then became the official state newspaper of the Bashkir (modern name: Bashkortostan) Autonomous Republic. Given that in January 1925, its name was changed to Krasnaya Bashkiriya, and that quoted subscription prices are expressed in the post-hyperinflation currency, our 1924 dating appears fairly certain.

Vlast' Truda was a fairly small newspaper - its stated goal for 1924 was to have 5,000 paid subscribers. Lacking the equipment to print photographs, it regularly featured drawings and caricatures, and in 1925 had even launched a local satirical magazine, Bashkirsky Krokodil. Unfortunately, all graphic submissions appeared unsigned.

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