Playing Soviet: The Visual Languages of Early Soviet Children’s Books, 1917-1953

Katherine Reischl
Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Playing Soviet website presents an interactive database of children’s book illustrations drawn from little-known and rarely-seen Soviet children’s books from the collection of the Cotsen Collection at Princeton’s Firestone Library. The website supports image annotation, allowing students to contribute to the site, and data exports, enabling the development of data visualizations based on information in the archive.