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Poster Plakat

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"Let’s unmask the role of the social-fascist predators who are agents of capitalism disguising their preparations for new wars and interventions!"

This 1932 poster shows members of the Rot Front (Red Front), a German paramilitary organization associated with the Communist Party, unmasking an anti-communist group behind the yellow curtain . Although the Rot Front was a non-partisan organization its ranks were filled with communist sympathizers. The flag seen above the uniformed men reads ‘Red Front’ while the yellow curtain reads "2nd Communist International, Peace". Behind the curtain are a capitalist (wearing a top hat) and two Social Democrats, an anti-Bolshevik political party.

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Poster Plakat is a private collection of Soviet and Eastern Bloc political ephemera spanning 1916 to 1991. The collection contains over 1,000 original posters and poster maquettes. Sizes range from windowpane posters up to large, multi-panel broadsides. Numerous artists are represented such as Gustav Klutsis, Victor Deni, Nikolai Dolgorukov, Vladimir Stenberg, the Kukryniksy, Viktor Koretsky, and hundreds more. All posters are linen backed and ready for display.

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