Tashkent: Sakomta, Tashobllit, [1920s]. 52x71 cm. Chromolithography. In Russian and Uzbeki. Good, poster is backed, restoration of the edges. One of 1000 copies.
Design by unknown artist. The poster shows the approaching of the new Soviet reality in the Central Asian republics. The map on the background covers the territory of modern Uzbekistan, with the fragments of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan as well.
The poster is dedicated to Amu Darya, one of the two major rivers supplying Central Asia. The famous Lenin’s ’bow between the city and the countryside’ is shown in the local variant. The peasant is holding astrakhan fur and waving at the city in the left corner of the poster with the message ‘All of the primary products to the factories!’ He also leads the caravan of goods, that has the poster ‘to the fair!’ in front of them.
The female worker waving back to the peasant from the city holds the flag that says ‘More goods to the faraway territories’. The picture concludes with the sun rising over Kyzylkum dessert, the steamer going down the river and the thickets of cotton alongside Amu-Darya.