ALEXANDER RODCHENKO (1891-1956) [THE HISTORY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY IN POSTERS.] 1926. 28x21 1/4 inches, 71x54 cm. Condition B+: minor losses along left edge; vertical and horizontal folds. Paper. In 1926 Rodchenko produced a series of twenty five photomontage posters entitled "The History of the all Russian Communist Party [VKP(b)] in Posters." They were commissioned by the Museum of the Revolution and were printed in many different Soviet languages to be distributed across the country. Each poster covers a separate historically notable moment within the Party's existence. The posters were comprised of news photos, graphs, newspaper clippings and other documents geometrically composed against a red and black background. All of the posters are numbered in the upper left hand corner. This being number one, it addresses the roots of the Communist Party, presenting "Northern and southern workers' unions of the 1870s, predecessors of the workers' party." This poster is printed in Azeri and was issued in only 300 copies.