Item #1845 [PHOTOBOOK ON PROLETARIAN MARTYRS] Rasstrel Ivanovskikh tkachei 23-go avgusta 1915 g. Literaturno-khodozhestvennyi albom [i.e. Shooting Ivanovo Weavers on August 23, 1915. Literary and Artistic Album]
[PHOTOBOOK ON PROLETARIAN MARTYRS] Rasstrel Ivanovskikh tkachei 23-go avgusta 1915 g. Literaturno-khodozhestvennyi albom [i.e. Shooting Ivanovo Weavers on August 23, 1915. Literary and Artistic Album]
[PHOTOBOOK ON PROLETARIAN MARTYRS] Rasstrel Ivanovskikh tkachei 23-go avgusta 1915 g. Literaturno-khodozhestvennyi albom [i.e. Shooting Ivanovo Weavers on August 23, 1915. Literary and Artistic Album]

[PHOTOBOOK ON PROLETARIAN MARTYRS] Rasstrel Ivanovskikh tkachei 23-go avgusta 1915 g. Literaturno-khodozhestvennyi albom [i.e. Shooting Ivanovo Weavers on August 23, 1915. Literary and Artistic Album]

Ivanovo-Voznesensk: Reklamprovintsiia, [1924]. Item #1845

14 ll.: ill. 15x23 cm. In original illustrated wrappers with unknown monogram. Pale water stain on back cover, ink student organizer on last two leaves, otherwise very good.

Rare early Soviet provincial photobook published on the memory of pre-revolutionary workers.
Ivanovo-Voznesensk located most textile enterprises of Russia – both in pre-revolutionary and in Soviet periods. The city was also known as Russian Manchester. Ivanovo-Voznesensk strikes were mass strikes of factory workers that began in the 1870s and gradually became increasingly widespread. The main reason for the mass protests was the difficult situation of ordinary workers: low wages and heavy working conditions. In the early 20th century, most weavers’ walkouts were initiated by Bolsheviks. One of such workers’ strikes was launched on August 10, 1915 [or August 23, according to the post-revolutionary calendar]. During it, military troops shot 30 workers and crippled about 58 people. In the Soviet Union, the victims became proletarian martyrs and the place was proclaimed a revolutionary city sight. In 1924, coffins with murdered strikers were moved from a cemetery to a park near the Prikazny bridge, where the bloody event occurred. In 1934, this bridge was demolished and a valley was filled in for construction of a tram line.
The album contains documents about the attack of workers by authorities, a linocut illustration on it, early Soviet photographs and a poem. Photographs show the 1924 funeral procession carrying coffins, the All-People Funeral of 1924 and viewers watching the event from housetops. Also, a photograph of five authorities involved are reproduced: a merchant, policemen, a court officer. A list of names of the murdered also determines their factories.

Copies are located in Princeton University and NYPL.

Price: $550.00

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