Greetings fighting breed! (TASS Window #845), 1943

Vyalov, K. poster: Greetings fighting breed! (TASS Window #845)

This is from a collection of extremely rare News Agency "window" posters from the Soviet Union. Posted daily in shop windows of Moscow after the German invasion started in June 1941, TASS posters were intended to rally support for the war, and later the post-war, effort.

Artists of these posters utilized a broad arsenal of visual strategies to both incite and inspire - from vicious satire, to potent slogans, to undiluted horror and hatred, to patriotic historical parallels.

The collection at International Poster Gallery features intricately hand stenciled TASS panels dating from March 1943 to late 1946 as the scales slowly tipped in the Soviets' favor, and beyond the armistice. Due to their rarity and historical value, the group of 45 panels will be sold as a collection.

This panel reads:

Greetings fighting breed! you who have grown wings in struggle. The banner of labor flies above you for a quarter of a century. And coming up on your birthday in time of war, you are consumed by one goal: to be ahead in battle, and in work.

Learn more about the TASS panels.

Vyalov, K.

34.1 x 74.4 inches (87 x 189 cm)

Stencil

Inventory #RUP22236

KEYWORDS:
world war ii
russia
propaganda
asia
1940s
war - home front
x-l
Social Realist
Soviet Union
red
green
beige