How Does the Myth of Stalin Being Presented by This Image from 1939 Differ from Earlier and Later Mythic Presentations of Stalin?

Part 01 Stalin

  Josef Stalin (1878-1953) is known to be one of the major figures of the twentieth century.

He was one of the most significant leaders of the Soviet Union, (USSR) and was

responsible for the many changes that occurred in Russia during the 1930's. He lead them

from the mid 1920's until his death in 1953. This was also known as the Stalin era

(Pittaway, 2008, p.125).

  When reviewing early propaganda released by Stalin, The images used normally appear

to show Stalin to be at the very forefront of every decision made, to be solely responsible

for everything achieved during the Stalin era. Early propaganda was designed to

popularise aspects of Stalins transformation (Klutsis, 1932, p.138) and to

encourage the workers to work harder and faster (Plate 1.5.1. Guminer, 1931, p.140),

something we see regularly repeated throughout the early Stalin era; Revolution from

above, 1928-34 (Pittaway, 2008, p.130).

  The later images show more of a victorious theme, they depict Stalin, again at the

forefront of many of these images but appear to show a "look what I have achieved,"

theme.   He is again appearing to show he was solely responsible for the the fight to

vanquish the drought of 1950. (Plate 1.5.4).

  The image studied appears to show a grateful depiction of Stalin.   The

image is said to have been a gift 'From the wives and workers of Kiev experimental

plant'   (Plate 1.5.8).   The Kiev experimental plant was set up for plant biological research,

in the push to industrialise agriculture (assignment booklet, 2013, p.25).  

  Stalin demanded that he be constantly praised, newspapers credited him with every

success, people applauded if his name was so much as mentioned, children were raised

to love Stalin more then they did their own families (

gcsebitesize/history/mwh/russia/stalinpurgesandpraisesrev1.shtml). This image (Plate

1.5.8) pulls...