Soviet children’s books 1920s – 1930s

The IISH houses a rich collection of manuscripts, books and pamphlets documenting the social and political history of Russia and the Soviet Union. It is also home to a fine collection of Russian children’s picture books from the 1920s and 1930s, which is presented here.
The great variety of styles is immediately apparent when leafing through the collection: from sweet traditional drawings to avant-garde and socialist realism.

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