We will fulfill the new Stalinist Five-Year Plan! (TASS Window #1422), 1946 ca.

Przhetslavsky, A. poster: We will fulfill the new Stalinist Five-Year Plan! (TASS Window #1422)

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:

We shall restore the processing of fish to its pre-war level by 1947...

The fishermen have returned from the sea, but tomorrow they'll go out to again, to the frothy, splashing schools of fish which make for a rich catch.

When the barge is full of fish it shines so.

More fish! Throw out the net in good time.

Learn more about the TASS panels.

Przhetslavsky, A.

45 x 55.3 inches (114 x 140 cm)


Inventory #RUP22403

world war ii
war - home front
Social Realist
Soviet Union