The celebrations of the liberation of Sevastopol by the Volunteer Army from the Bolsheviks on the 28th July 1919

Poster
after 28/07/1919-before 1921 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This poster depicts a series of photographs that commemorate the liberation of the Russian cities of Sevastopol and Tzaritsino and the Kursk region by the Volunteer Army from the Bolsheviks. The events took place in 1919 during the Russian Civil War that started immediately after the October Revolution. It ended in 1921 with the victory of the Bolsheviks. The counter-revolutionary forces were known as the Whites in order to underscore their opposition to the Bolsheviks - the Reds. Both enemies were equal in unprecendented brutality and left countless dead.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph
Brief Description
White Army Anti-Bolshevik poster commemorating the liberation of Sevastopol, Tsaritsino and the Kursk region.
Physical Description
The poster bears a series of photographs accompanied by individual captions which commemorate liberation events by the Volunteer Army in various Russian cities.
Dimensions
  • Height: 88.2cm
  • Width: 66.5cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Sevastopol celebrations of the Liberation of the city by the Volunteer Army from the Bolsheviks on the 28th July 1919 (Individual captions beneath the photographs detail each celebration.)
  • To the Liberation of the Kursk region.
  • To the Liberation of Tzaritsino.
Credit line
Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko.
Production
Reason For Production: Commemorative
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
This poster depicts a series of photographs that commemorate the liberation of the Russian cities of Sevastopol and Tzaritsino and the Kursk region by the Volunteer Army from the Bolsheviks. The events took place in 1919 during the Russian Civil War that started immediately after the October Revolution. It ended in 1921 with the victory of the Bolsheviks. The counter-revolutionary forces were known as the Whites in order to underscore their opposition to the Bolsheviks - the Reds. Both enemies were equal in unprecendented brutality and left countless dead.
Other Number
LS.1769 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession Number
E.140-2004

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record createdNovember 1, 2005
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