Svoboda Brand All-Union Agricultural Exhibition Tooth Powder Tin, dated 1959. Features a view of the main building of the VSKhV fairgrounds in Moscow.
3 3/8" x 3 3/8" x 1 ¼". Lid shows first building visitors see after walking through the main gate. Side decorations feature watermelons, wheat sheaves and grape leaves - quite appropriate for an agricultural-themed box! Front gives name of manufacturer as the Svoboda company in Moscow.
Very good condition. Scrapes to the cover do not prevent the viewer's immediate recognition of the famous VSKhV location.
Unlike today's "throw away" society, the 1950s was a thrifty era in the USSR. This little box probably had a long afterlife as a household container well after the tooth powder was finished.