You reap what you sow (TASS Window #958), 1944

Sokolov-Skalia, Pavel poster: You reap what you sow (TASS Window #958)

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:

The Fascist villain Is feverish and trembling - The collective farmer sows Oats and wheat and rye.

In the fields, under the hot sun Our harvest will rise up. But Hitler sowed war, And he will reap his death.

Learn more about the TASS panels.

Sokolov-Skalia, Pavel

48.6 x 55.1 inches (123 x 140 cm)


Inventory #RUP22240

war - home front
world war ii
Social Realist
Soviet Union