Design for magazine cover: Russian railcar

 
Design for magazine cover: Russian railcar
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  • Title :     Design for magazine cover: Russian railcar
  • Artist:     I. Ershov Artist
  • Accession:     TD1991.48.65
  • Country:     Soviet Union Saratov Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
  • Date:     circa 1938
  • Dimensions:     Inches 13-7/8 10-1/2, Centimeters 35.2 26.7
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
  • Collection Theme:     Modernism
  • Subject:     Railroads , Transportation , Communism/Socialism , Graphic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1991.48.65.JPG
  • Tags:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~Prints, Drawings, and Photographs~Modernism
Description:
Gouache and graphite on paper design drawing for magazine cover; depicts a Russian railcar painted gray-blue pulling into a station; orange banner at top with Russian text; three political figures (?) sketched in at side highlighted by orange paint; "SSSR-GRAND RAILROAD WORLD (?) (DIERZHAVA); locomotive has name of Stalin (Joseph Stalin) above headlight; below: 100 years (1838-1938) of railroad transport.