Moscow: Various Publishers, 1930s.
Thirty black-and-white postcards, each measuring 5 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches (147 x 98 mm), all unused and unmounted.
A collection of postcards depicting scenes in Moscow during the tumultuous 1930s, when Stalin was expanding his power and killing off his opponents. The scenes include workers' houses, hotels, department stores, and cathedrals that the Bolsheviks closed and turned into museums. Other scenes show Arbat Square, Pushkin's monument, the race course, Dynamo stadium, the Izvestia building, Moscow University, and more.
Seventeen of the cards have brief captions in English (and sometimes in French and German) in addition to Russian.
A wonderful series of vibrant images of Moscow in one of the most significant decades in Soviet history.
. Item #2279
CONDITION: One card lightly trimmed at the edges, a few minor stains to the versos of some cards. Overall, Very Good or better.