Category: 1940s

Vintage flyer for Moscow Planetarium (late 1940s)

Flower lady in Moscow (1947)

Female coal miners in the USSR. Female labor

in mines

was forbidden until late 1930s when Stalin’s country-wide industrialization took place. When World War II began there was not nearly enough man power to go on, so all-girl brigades were recruited. 

During WWII 245,000 women worked in mines – 86% of all miners.

My First Zoology written and illustrated by Yevgeny Charushin (1942). In two parts, “In the Yard” and “In the Forest”.

Kolya Martyanov, milling machine worker at Plant #654 in Chuvash republic in Russia (1942)

Sverdlov Square (Theater Square) in Moscow, 1947. Photo by B. Ignatovich.

School girls during May Day parade in 1949

Vintage ads. “Buy frozen green peas,” Soviet poster from 1949.

Ostrovsky Park in Leningrad (1940)

Yanina Zhejmo as Cinderella in the Soviet 1947 movie