Translation: We learn so that Stalin says “Excellent, guys!” We are children of the plants and the arable land, and our road is a nuclear one. For our happy childhood, thank you mother country! --V. Gusev
Poster Number: PP 061
Artist: Eiges, Olga Viacheslavovna — Эйгес, Ольга Вячеславовна
Poster Notes: This poster is framed. A portion of text (attributed to the poet Viktor M. Gusev) comes from the 1935 “Song of Soviet Schoolchildren”. The lines of the song were later re-purposed as "Thank you comrade Stalin for our happy childhood!"
Poster Type: Offset
Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant of the Poligrafkniga Trust, Moscow
Printing date: 25-May-39
Printer Notes: The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow began its history under the ownership of the Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev. He founded the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896 his printing company was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. The Kushnerev shop was nationalized by the Soviets in 1919 and it was consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council and was placed under the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust around 1920. At that point, it was re-named the 3rd State Typolithography Workshop.
By 1921, it was briefly re-named the 20th State Typolithography Workshop and then, it became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant when its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street. By late 1924 the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii was placed under the management of Gosizdat (State Publishing House). The printer retained the Krasnii Proletarii moniker while its management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.
Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing date: 1939
Publisher Notes: Founded in 1936, Iskusstvo was formed out of Ogiz-Izogiz, the “State Art and Literature Publishing House”.
Editorial Information: Editor A. Rachevskii. Technical Editor I. Kabanov.
Technical Information on Poster: Iskusstvo No. 4037, Index P-10. Approved for printing May 25, 1939. Submitted for printing May 31, 1939. Standard format 62 x 94 - ½ sheet of paper. Order No. 372. Price 40 kopeks.
Print Run: 50,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-12176
Catalog Notes: PP 061 Youth (framed)