This collection of boringly looking tomes was published in 1956-1961. They were intended for sales workers to learn about peculiarities of this and that product. There, you could find information almost about anything, from ingredients of the ‘Doctorskaya’ boiled sausage to kinds of diamond cuts. So, looking at these tomes, you might come to think that in the USSR they had no food deficit at all.
Sturgeon caviar: processed pressed caviar, beluga granular caviar, pasteurized caviar.
Beluga, sturgeon, sevruga.
Doughnut-shaped bread rolls: with sugar, lemon flavor, poppyseeds.
China, pottery, majolica vases.
Crystal and glass vases.
The upper picture: a grocery store window.
The lower picture: a textile store window.
Shoes: leather, textile, felt, boxcalf, suede.
1 – sweater, 2 – pullover, 3 -jacket with a sleeveless blouse, 4- blouse-jacket, 5 – pullover.
Granular red caviar.
Rugs: Ukrainian, Tyumen, Kursk.
Soviet postage stamps.
Wardrobes and cupboards.
A sofa bed and a chair bed.