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Greetings from the barricades : revolutionary postcards in Imperial Russia

Author: Tobie Mathew
Publisher: London : Four Corners Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Amid the chaos and violence of the 1905 Revolution in Russia, the Tsar's opponents printed and distributed vast quantities of picture postcards. Easy to share, hide and smuggle, postcards were a way to beat the censor and spread a message of defiance. Produced by a diverse set of revolutionaries, liberals, and opportunists, the content of these cards is equally wide-ranging: from satirical caricatures directed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tobie Mathew
ISBN: 9781909829121 1909829129
OCLC Number: 1053904414
Description: 479 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm + 1 postcard
Responsibility: Tobie Mathew.

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Amid the chaos and violence of the 1905 Revolution in Russia, the Tsar's opponents printed and distributed vast quantities of picture postcards. Easy to share, hide and smuggle, postcards were a way to beat the censor and spread a message of defiance. Produced by a diverse set of revolutionaries, liberals, and opportunists, the content of these cards is equally wide-ranging: from satirical caricatures directed against the government to rare photographs of revolutionary demonstrations. Many of the cards are darkly humorous, combining laughter with a sense of raw indignation at the injustices of Imperial Russia.

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