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

Translation: State Publishing House [address illegible] Books on all branches of knowledge
Poster Number: PP 388
Category: Education & Literacy
Artist: LAB — ЛАБ
Poster Notes: The building with the globe was built in 1904 for the Russian branch of Singer Sewing Machine and its offices were on the top floor. The building stands to this day on Nevskii Prospect, St. Petersburg's main avenue. In the early Soviet era, the Singer building housed the Petrograd State Publishing House as well as the city's largest bookstore Dom Knigi (House of Books).

[At right]
Literature. Works Of And About Lenin. Popular Science.
Agriculture. Fiction. Children’s Literature. Art

[Titles on books]
Emilyan Iaroslavskii: "The Life and Work of V.I. Lenin". “Star”
Popular Literature and Popular Science Magazine. "The
History of the Russian Communist Party" [by] Zinovev.
"V.I. Lenin". "Russia". "Letters of V.I. Lenin".
Textbooks For Schools. "Marxism-Leninism"

Media Size: 42x28
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: 1st State Lithography Workshop, Leningrad (formerly Kibbel)
Publisher: State Publishing House
Publishing Date: c.1924
Publisher Notes: 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 others. It was the first major state-controlled publisher formed for the purpose of joining the nation's printing and publishing entities under a single institution. While Gosizdat existed somewhat independent of the government, by 1930 it served as the base of the state publishing conglomerate, OGIZ -- "Association of State Publishing Houses" -- the entity that united Soviet publishing houses under complete state control.
Sources: Carstensen, F. V. (1984). American enterprise in foreign markets: Studies of Singer and International Harvester in Imperial Russia. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press.
Catalog Notes: PP 388 Education & Literacy