Translation: 1917-1927 The work of ideologically based education. [Seen across red banner at the top] “It’s impossible to build a communist society in a country of illiterates.” --Lenin [Quote on banner above solder at middle of poster].Read Full Translation...1917-1927
The work of ideologically based education. [Seen across red banner at the top]
“It’s impossible to build a communist society in a country of illiterates.” --Lenin [Quote on banner above solder at middle of poster]. "Libraries" [on left side on brown banner]; "Party Education" [on the right side on brown banner]; "Clubs" [on left side bottom tan semi-circle]; "Reading Rooms" [on right side bottom tan semi-circle]. [Only partial translation of entire poster is provided]Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 623
Category: Education Literacy
Artist: A.Kh.R.R. (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia) — А.Х.Р.Р. (Ассоциация художников революционной России)
Poster Notes: Likbez (likvidatsiia bezgramotnosti) was a campaign to "liquidate illiteracy" in the U.S.S.R. The program started in 1919 when Vladimir Lenin signed the decree "On eradication of illiteracy among the population of RSFSR". Russians ages 8 to 50 years were required to be literate in their native language. This poster propagates not only the October Revolution but also shows the success of the likbez campaign.
Media Size: 32x25.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: 1st Exemplary Gosizdat Typolithography Workshop, Moscow
Printer Notes: Prior to Soviet nationalization, the 1st Exemplary workshop was the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip. Ivan Sytin, a book-publishing magnate, had his printing shop at Valovaia and Piatnitskaia streets in Moscow. Around 1918, Sytin's printing plant and the Royal (state) Print Yard were both nationalized by the Bolsheviks. The Print Yard was transformed into Gosizdat, the State Publishing House. Likewise, the 1st Exemplary Typo-lithography thereafter processed jobs for the State Publishing House. In 1931, the 1st Exemplary Gosizdat printing workshop was placed under the Ogiz publishing partnership.
Publisher: A.Kh.R.R. (Association of Arts of Revolutionary Russia) Publishing House
Publishing Date: 1927
Publisher Notes: The Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia was an artist cooperative from 1922-1928. From 1928-1932 it was named the Association of Artists of the Revolution.
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 2803.
Print Run: 10,000
Glavlit Directory Number: 93609
Catalog Notes: PP 623 Economy b