Prisoners' Barracks with Propaganda Signs and Photos

Description

Black and white photograph of prisoner's barracks. Propaganda slogans, including pictures of Ordzhonokidze, Stalin and Marx dominate the far wall. Beds line the right wall, and a stove can be seen on the left. A woman leans against a table. On one of the bunks is the prisoner's cold-weather clothes. The barracks are rather too clean for a typical Gulag scene, and the picture was likely staged itself for propaganda purposes.

Creator

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Bibliographic Citation

Unknown, "Prisoners' Barracks with Propaganda Signs and Photos." Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives, Item #31 (accessed July 25 2017, 6:37 am)