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

Translation: The life of the literate. There lived an illiterate peasant. He did not read clever books. Life led him nearly to tears, Every day everything was a bad break! Every day he toiled for nothing, Life carried him along, like a blind person!Read Full Translation...The life of the literate. There lived an illiterate peasant. He did not read clever books. Life led him nearly to tears, Every day everything was a bad break! Every day he toiled for nothing, Life carried him along, like a blind person! He could not read a page, About how to plow his land. And his labor brought In very scanty crops! [Partial translation only] [Seen at bottom of poster] Books: On market gardening and livestock raising; On raising swine, on soil science, and on issues of agriculture. Books can be received in the warehouses of the State Publishing House Petersburg – Prospekt of 25th October, 28 Moscow – Sovetsksaia (Tverskaia) Street, 28 and 11.Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 915
Category: Education & Literacy
Artist: Radakov, Aleksei Aleksandrovich — Радаков, Алексей Александрович
Poster Notes: Poster is dated May 10, 1920.
Media Size: 29.5x22.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: 15th State Typography Workshop, Petrograd [St. Petersburg]
Printer Notes: This printer was the lithographic partnership of R.R. Golike and A.I. Vil’borg in St. Petersburg located at 11 Zvenigorodskaia Street. It became the 15th State Typography Workshop after Soviet nationalization and in 1922 was placed into the Poligraftrust where it became the "Petropechat' Typolithography named for Fedorov". Ivan Fedorov (c.1525-1583) is often referred to as the first Russian printer. In the decades following, the shop was called the 3rd Typography Workshop as well as the Fedorov workshop.
Publisher: State Publishing House, Peterburg [St. Petersburg, Russia]
Publishing Date: 1920
Catalog Notes: PP 915 Communist Culture b