Museum exhibit /Group of shock-workers of the BBK. Photograph.
A group photograph of shock-workers in the White Sea-Baltic Combine (BelBaltLag - White Sea-Baltic Camp). After 1935. Taken during the Seventh Camp Rally for Shock-workers in the White Sea-Baltic Combine, which took place in Medvezh’ia Gora Settlement, Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. On the far right is Mikhail Ivanovich Den’gin (1904-1949). The photograph is kept in the family collection of V.M. Den’gin, and a photocopy is in the “Segezha Municipal Museum Centre”. 
 
 
 
 
Authenticity
 
Thematic indexThe Camps
 
Thematic indexThe Camps/
 
Thematic indexState Power and Terror/
 
Date and place of creationAfter 1935, Medvezh’ia Gora Settlement, Medvezh’egorsk Region, Autonomous Karelian Soviet Socialist Republic
 
Description of exhibitA black-and-white picture of a group of not less than 100 people with a background of a building built of logs. The people are standing and seated in several rows. The entrance to the building is behind the people. There is a small cornice above the entrance and on it is fixed a dark-coloured banner with the inscription, handwritten in light-coloured paint: “Greetings to the Stakhanovites [shock-workers] of the BBK”.
 
State of preservationUndamaged.
 
Detailed annotationA group photograph of Stakhanovites (shock-workers) in the White Sea-Baltic Combine taken during the 7th Camp Rally for Shock-workers in the White Sea-Baltic Combine, probably after 1935. The rally was held in the Medvezh’ia Gora Settlement in the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. It is not known who took the photograph and the exact date when it was taken. One person is known by name – Mikhail Ivanovich Den’gin (1904-1949), who is standing on the far right. There is a photocopy of the original in the Museum. The Museum holds a copy of the picture. The original was given on temporary loan by V.M. Den’gin, the son of M.I. Den’gin who lives in Segezha, to be shown in the exhibition “Chastnyi vzgliad na istoriiu: po stranitsam semeinykh arkhivov” [“A personal look at history: through the pages of the family archives”]. After the end of the exhibition, all the original materials were returned to the owner, but, with the owner’s permission, photocopies were made. The original, along with other personal documents and photographs of M.I. Den’gin, is kept in the family.
 
PersonsDen'gin Mikhail Ivanovich, Person depicted
 
PersonsDen'gin Vladimir Mikhailovich, Creator of collection
 
Web page?Yes
 
 
Museum exhibit /Group of shock-workers of the BBK. Photograph.