Translation: Lenin and the Peasantry
“The industrious peasant is a central figure in our economic development.” – Lenin
Poster Number: PP 861
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes: Poster was printed during the New Economic Policy (NEP) from 1921 to 1928, a period when limited free market economics were permitted in the Soviet Union.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Typolithography Workshop of Geokartprom V.T.U. (Millitary Topographic Directorate)
Printer Notes: Geokartprom was a state-owned trust that centralized government mapping and it was under the direction of the V.T.U. (Military Topographic Directorate) of the Headquarters of the Red Army.
Publisher: Narkompros (People’s Commissariat for Education)
Publishing Date: 1926
Publisher Notes: In June 1920, the Sovnarkom of the RSFSR established the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for the Liquidation of Illiteracy. From this Commission was formed a movement called Doloi Negramotnost’ (Down with Illiteracy) to teach the population to read in their native languages. The publisher as indicated on this poster is "Doloi Negramotnost’ (Down with Illiteracy)". In 1926, the year of this poster, Doloi Negramotnost’ was managed by Narkompros (People’s Commissariat for Education).
Editorial Information: Text/selection: M. Zel’manov; Formatting S. Rossolovskii and S. Prussov
Print Run: 5,000
Glavlit Directory Number: 53461
Sources: Baburina, N. I. (1988). Russkij plakat: vtoraa polovina XIX - nacalo XX veka. Leningrad: Hudoznik RSFSR; Russian S.F.S.R., Sokolov, A. K., & Borisova, L.V. (2000). Protokoly Prezidiuma Vysshego Soveta Narodnogo Khoziaistva. 1920: sbornik dokumentov. Moskva, Rosspen.
Catalog Notes: PP 861 Economy b