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

Translation: Literacy and Knowledge, Not Prayers, Can Prevent The Crop Failures
Poster Number: PP 847
Category: Education & Literacy
Artist: Ke-Sha — Ке-Ша
Poster Notes: Poster is in Ukrainian language. The poster’s theme was one used throughout the initial period of collectivization when peasants were encouraged to voluntarily create farm collectives and benefit from scientific methods applied to collective farming. By the early 1930s, government-led collectivization squads became commonplace as peasants resisted collectivization efforts.
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Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Lithographer [of the] Ukrainian SSR People's Commissariat of Education (Narkompros) and All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (VUAN), Kiev Monastery District
Publisher: Narkompros (People’s Commissariat for Education)
Publishing Date: c. 1929
Publisher Notes: Narkompros was the agency in the USSR that ran public schooling, culture and the arts. Narkompros had numerous sections within its bureaucratic composition such as Likbez, the campaign to liquidate illiteracy and Glavlit, the office for censorship in the media and public speaking. In 1946, Narkompros was transformed into the Ministry of Education.
Technical Information on Poster: DUD (State Administration) 3A. Print Order No. 1308.
Sources: Mercer and Middlesex Auctions, LLC. February 2012.
Catalog Notes: PP 847 Education & Literacy