Moscow: Tipo lit. Dvortsa kul’tury avtozavoda im. Stalina, 1938. Item #1398
 pp., 12 pp. of black and white ill. 32x25 cm. In original publisher’s illustrated wrappers. Very good, slightly restored.
Extremely scarce. 1 of 500 copies. First edition. Published on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Komsomol. A foreword by the Head of the Art Studio, a Soviet artist, and pedagogue D. G. Sobolev.
This interesting album showcases Moscow in the late 1930s as seen through the eyes of children. The edition contains 12 black and white linocuts (both black on white and white on black) created by Misha Anyukhin (aged 14, school 473, 7th grade), Vitya Ivanov (aged 16, school 502, 7th grade), Vitya Kalinin (aged 14, school 422, 6th grade), and Petya Astafyev (aged 14, school 472, 7th grade). The linocuts depict Lenin’s mausoleum, a star on the Kremlin tower, the Palace of Culture of the Stalin Automobile Plant, a metro station (Palace of Soviets), a gateway on the Moscow-Volga canal, a river station in Khimki, etc. The linocuts were created by the students of the art studio of the Palace of Culture of the Stalin Automobile Plant. At the time this album was published, the art studio numbered over 120 pupils eager to master painting, sculpting, engraving, etc. As set out in the foreword to the edition, the album was intended to popularize the art of linocuts both among pedagogues and students. The foreword also contains a brief description of the process of creating linocuts.
No copies found in Worldcat.