Moscow: Ogonek, 1929-1930. 35x26,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Good, rubbed edges with small tears and minor fragments of the spine lost, spots occasionally. Tear of p. 13-14 (#4), ink note on the front cover (#10). A couple of tears along the creases of folding supplements.
Covers of ‘Women Magazine’ issues were mainly designed by artist Semen Semenov-Menes (1895-1982) who at the same time was one of the leading Soviet masters of cinema poster design. Together with Stenberg brothers, he created the well-known style of advertising posters for Mezhrabpom films. For this magazine, he also produced the drawn and photomontage designs that are close enough to propaganda posters in their nature.
These issues of the early Soviet feminist magazine were devoted to a life in the newly formed socialist country. The magazine featured everyday women problems related to health, family, education and work. Challenging centuries-old traditions, the magazine urged women to advocate their opportunity for independent life. The articles on juridical issues, the technical and electrical enlightenment were published along with the political news.
The periodical was richly illustrated with photographs by S. Fridliand, A. Shaikhet, E. Makulina, drawings by G. Saltykov, Ts. Zhanova, B. Shvarts, V. Kozlinsky, E. Lineva and others.
A folding scheme, that was a supplement to #4 for 1928, is preserved. It was printed on a separate leaf (54x65 cm) and loosely inserted into the issue. It contains sewing patterns and ornaments for embroidery, published on both sides.
These issues are not found in Worldcat.
Other issues are located in UC Berkeley and Monash University.