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Americans in the Land of Lenin: Documentary Photographs of Early Soviet Russia, 1919-1930 è una collezione di 750 fotografie di vita quotidiana in Unione Sovietica (1919-1921 e 1930) scattate da Robert L. Eichelberger Whitson e Frank Fetter. Le loro fotografie rivelano un paese ancora profondamente agricolo e multietnico.
Eichelberger (1886-1961), a career military officer, was stationed in Eastern Siberia during the Russian Civil War (1918-1921) alongside other members of the American Expeditionary Force, which was sent to protect the world from Russian Communism and Japanese militarism.
Fetter (1889-1992), a professional economist, toured southern Russia in the summer of 1930, during the height of the force-draft industrialization and collectivization campaigns that accompanied the promulgation of the First Five Year Plan (1928-1932).
Both men left unique photos of their encounter with ordinary individuals of the self-proclaimed first socialist country in the world.