Souvenir Polaroid Photograph

Moscow, Soviet Union 1959

On July 24, 1959, the United States opened the American National Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow. The Soviets and Americans had agreed to host national exhibitions as a means of cultural exchange to increase mutual understanding. More than 2 million people attended and heard American guides describing technology such as washing machines, chrome-laden cars, and Polaroid cameras. This Polaroid souvenir was one of various keepsakes available to exhibition visitors.

  • Source/Credit: Gift from the family of Dr. Charles T. Vetter
  • Catalog Number: 2016.0037.09
  • Created: 1959
  • Acquired: 2016

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