Thinking of Joseph Stalin smiling is perhaps an odd thought to many, but that facial expression did in fact occur from time to time on his stormy visage. It's something the folks at the International Institute of Social History probably thought about as they created this remarkably interesting online collection of 145 political posters drawn from their holdings. The collection includes works from the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba, and they depict everything from idyllic agricultural communes to Mao, Stalin, and Castro smiling. Visitors can look at 79 posters from China, 33 from the Soviet Union, and 33 from Cuba. Additionally, users can learn about the poster's designers, the conservation of the posters, and where to purchase postcard reproductions of these works.


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