Poster Plakat A Collection of Posters from the Soviet Union and its Satellite Nations

Translation: Transportation. Don’t Delay. "We must resolutely raise transportation to the level of those demands which the rapid growth of the basic branches of public industry places on us – make provision for annual rail freight of not less than 330,000 tons."Read Full Translation...Transportation. Don’t Delay. "We must resolutely raise transportation to the level of those demands which the rapid growth of the basic branches of public industry places on us – make provision for annual rail freight of not less than 330,000 tons."Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 266
Category: Industry
Artist: Artist Studios (Kh.M.) — Художественные Мастерские (ХМ)
Poster Notes: Foamcore. While this poster is primarily an industrial theme, the "rapid growth" message and its 1931 publication date both convey it was produced during the First Five-Year Plan. The tractor is likely a SKhTZ-15/30 model from 1931. The USSR primary tractor factories in the 1930s were in Stalingrad, Kharkov and Moscow.
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Lenprompechat'soiuz (Leningrad Paper and Printing Trade Union) Chromolit Lithography Workshop, Leningrad
Printer Notes: Lenprompechat'soiuz was a trade union printing trust created to manage various printing houses in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). The printer, Chromolit Lithography Workshop of Leningrad, was located at 6 Demidov Lane in Leningrad. It was housed in a complex (once used as a transit prison) reconstructed into an arts school in 1896. In 1952, Demidov Lane was named in honor of Aleksandr Ivanovich Grivtsov, a military participant in the defense of Leningrad during World War II.
Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing date: 1931
Publisher Notes: Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".
Catalog Notes: PP 266 Industry b