2007-09-26

Vintage postcard: World exposition 1937

An interesting postcard from the world exposition - Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne - in Paris 1937. The Nazi-German pavilion on the left placed directly across the Stalin-Soviet pavilion on the right. Talk about premonition of things to come.




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The German pavilion was designed by Albert Speer (and sculptor Josef Thorak) and the Soviet pavilion by Boris Mihailovich Iofan (and sculptor Vera Mukhina). Need I say they both were awarded the gold medal?

Please go here for more postcards and photos from the exposition!


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