Taking care of the Machine-Tractor Stations is a sacred obligation (TASS Window #914), 1944

Solov'ev, M. poster: Taking care of the Machine-Tractor Stations is a sacred obligation (TASS Window #914)

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:

Taking care of the Machine-Tractor Stations is a sacred obligation of industrial enterprises.

Spring is on the way, the nation is getting prepared for it.

“One day in Spring can secure food for the whole year”,

as the saying goes.

It's time to prepare the tractors for the Spring sowing season.

Help the collective farms to sow their fields superbly.

Learn more about the TASS panels.

Solov'ev, M.

48.5 x 57.3 inches (123 x 146 cm)

Stencil

Inventory #RUP22238

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