Category: 1930s

Spent the day in Nizhny Novgorod today, had a rendezvous with my…

Spent the day in Nizhny Novgorod today, had a rendezvous with my favorite post-constructivist building.

It was designed by Alexander Yakovlev and built in 1933-1934. Originally a hotel, it became a shopping center in late 90s.

Vintage ads. Bread, biscuits and pies by RosGlavKhleb (1939)…

Vintage ads. Bread, biscuits and pies by RosGlavKhleb (1939) (via)

sovietpostcards:Sokolniki metro station in Moscow ft. portaits…

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Sokolniki metro station in Moscow ft. portaits of Kaganovich, Stalin and Ordzhonikidze (1935)

Станция метро Сокольники. 1935 год. Вдали видны портреты Кагановича, Сталина и Орджоникидзе.

Sokolniki metro station in Moscow ft. portaits of Kaganovich,…

Sokolniki metro station in Moscow ft. portaits of Kaganovich, Stalin and Ordzhonikidze (1935)

Vintage postcard published in Leningrad in 1936

Vintage postcard published in Leningrad in 1936

Vintage ads. Cereals, coffee, cocoa, flour by the Mikoyan…

Vintage ads. Cereals, coffee, cocoa, flour by the Mikoyan Moscow Food Factory (1939) (via)

Vintage ads. Cereals, coffee, food concentrates made by the…

Vintage ads. Cereals, coffee, food concentrates made by the Mikoyan Moscow Food Factory (1939) (via)

The large box in the center reads Корнфлекс – Kornfleks. It was the first name for corn flakes in the USSR, used in the 30s. Later, after the war and in the 50s, when corn and corn products became more common, names became more Russian-sounding.

Vintage ads. Toothpastes Dentin and Sanit by TeJe (USSR, 1937)

Vintage ads. Toothpastes Dentin and Sanit by TeJe (USSR, 1937)

School in Poltava, Ukraine (1939)

School in Poltava, Ukraine (1939)

Vintage ads. Ice cream by RosGlavMoloko (1939) (via)

Vintage ads. Ice cream by RosGlavMoloko (1939) (via)