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The Wedding Present

A work made of stencil.

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  • A work made of stencil.

Date:

July 1, 1942

Artist:

Vladimir Lebedev
Born St. Petersburg, 1891; died Leningrad, 1967
Samuil Iakovlevich Marshak
Born Voronezh, 1887; died Moscow, 1964

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Artist

Vladimir V. Lebedev

Title

The Wedding Present

Origin

Russia

Date

1942

Medium

Stencil

Inscriptions

In Germany for each marriage the newlyweds are obliged to purchase Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”. This book has earned millions of marks for Hitler. (From newspaper reports) Everyone who wants to marry, To bind his fate for evermore With the fate of a widow or a maiden: Everyone must read "Mein Kampf." The newlyweds are frozen in place As if they are nailed to a pillar, And an armed bandit orders them To purchase Mein Kampf. Certainly, it would be better To buy a coffee pot for one's wife, But Adolf Hitler needs Millions more marks!

Dimensions

2358 × 934 mm

Credit Line

Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries

Reference Number

2010.114

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