The bourgeoisie strove to raise its children as conservatives, as individuals who would preserve everything from the past. Our children have no past... By the time they are Little Octobrists, they have already begun to participate in practical work having to do with the building of the future. This work, of course, is still half play, half amusement, but to a certain degree it is also work.
Maxim Gorky 1930
Read an excerpt from curator Olivia Ahmad’s introduction on the House of Illustration blog: