Translation: Books and textbooks on all branches of knowledge
Can be found in stores of the RSFSR State Publishing House
Poster Number: PP 1108
Category: Education & Literacy
Artist: BoB-CaT — БоБ -КоТ
Poster Notes: Background banner reads: “Book to the Masses! –Lenin”.
Media Size: 32.5x22.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: GIZ Lithography
Printer Notes: Giz Musical Score Printing House was a sub-set printer for Gosizdat (Gosudarstvennoe izdatelstvo RSFSR), the State Publishing House of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Gosizdat was formed in Moscow in May 1919 via the merger of the publishing houses of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, the Moscow Soviet, the Petrograd (St. Petersburg) Soviet, the Moscow Communist, the People's Commissariat of the RSFSR, and a host of others. Gosizdat became the first major state-controlled publisher formed for the purpose of joining the nation's printing and publishing entities under a single institution. By 1921, 50 local printers and publishers were organized under its banner.
Publisher: Gosizdat (State Publishing House)
Publishing Date: c.1928
Publisher Notes: Established in 1919, Gosizdat provided a base for the centralized plan to collectivize all private publishers and printers. While Gosizdat existed somewhat independent of the government after its formation, by 1930 it served as the base of the state publishing conglomerate, "Association of State Publishing Houses" (OGIZ), the entity that united all Soviet publishing houses under complete state control.
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 25382; E.No. 0320; Telephone 11-85
Print Run: 10,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-9232
Catalog Notes: PP 1108 Education & Literacy