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Photograph of the "wall newspaper wall" in the first section at the White Sea - Baltic Sea Canal Camp. It includes a number of propaganda elements, including a poster of the "Friends of Lice," and caricatures of idlers and "fake shockworkers." Lice were an omnipresent source of discomfort for many of the prisoners in the camps.

Black and white photograph of shockworkers and two officials from the Belomorkanal Camp visiting the forest in Valdai posing in front of a banner that reads: "Labor in the USSR is a Matter of Honor, Glory, Valor and Heroism."

Black and white photograph of a grandstand decorated with motivational slogans. A group of men in military uniforms lean on the railing while a brass band plays behind them. The gathering celebrates the prisoner "shockworkers." The signs read: "Do no less than 200%; Our record is 250%."

Black and white photograph of a large propaganda display designed on the side of a building at the 2nd camp point of the White Sea Canal camp. The main slogan reads, "Fulfill before the due date." Others shown in the photograph include: "This is the one who removes the dust" and "Be sharp-sighted about quality."

Black and white photograph of the entrance to camp zone at mines 9, 10 and 11, Vorkuta. The slogan states: "Labor in the USSR is a matter of honor, glory, valor,and heroism."

Color sketch from Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia's self-illustrated memoirs of camp guard beating her. In the accompanying text, Kersnovskaia recalls how guards took her through the camp's zone to the office of the camp chief. She resisted and one of the guards beat her. She lost consciousness for a moment and when she got up she was told to be present at the camp warden's office.

Mug shot of prisoner Genrikh Kazimirovich Pozharskii.

Mug shot of N. N. Vinogradov, who was the director of the museum at the Solovetskii camp.