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Poster Plakat

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"Long Live the 2nd Congress of the Hungarian Workers Party."

The Workers Party Congress was held February 24 to March 2, 1951. The politician depicted on the poster is Matyas Rakosi, leader of Hungary's Communist Party from 1945 to 1956 who also held the leadership post in the Hungarian Workers Party (1948-56). He served as Prime Minister of Hungary from 1952-53. At the time this poster was issued, Hungary was part of the Comecon (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance) an economic partnership created in 1949 partly in response to the post-war economic Marshall Plan devised by the United States for Western Europe. The Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania were Comecon's founding partners.

This poster is in Hungarian language and it was published in Hungary.

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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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