Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The WH Press Secretary’s Home

Hunter Walker – April 11, 2014

Washingtonian MOM magazine’s spring issue has a profile of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s wife, ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, that features a picture taken inside their home. In the background of the photo, you can see two framed Soviet-era propaganda posters.

One of Carney’s posters is a version of this iconic design by artist Dmitry Moor with a soldier pointing his finger alongside text that says “Have YOU Enlisted?” in Russian:

soviet poster

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The other poster features a female factory worker. According to this eBay seller, who is offering one for $1,660, the poster was printed on June 26, 1941, days after Russia began fighting the Axis powers in World War II. It encourages women take jobs vacated by men who have gone to fight. The woman in the poster is switching out a tag with a man’s name to one with hers and the text says: “Women! Learn production, replace workers who went to the front! The stronger the hinterland – the stronger the front!”

soviet poster

eBay

Carney and Shipman have a lot of history with Russia. They met in Moscow in the 1990s while he was writing for Time and she worked for CNN. Carney did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider Friday. businessinsider.com

Breaking eggs & Soviet propaganda art ... Red Diaper Doper babies at the Claire Shipman/Jay Carney home photo 192117_5__zps79a86384.png

This is the picture in the magazine. Pictures can be seen in the background.

And this one’s in Obama’s bedroom. Well it could be… 🙂

Don’t forget their first WH Mao-Xmas tree decorated with mao.

 

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