Translation: Literate, Teach the Illiterate!
Poster Number: PP 924
Category: Education & Literacy
Artist: Ksenofontov, Timofei Ivanovich — Ксенофонтов, Тимофей Тванович
Poster Notes: Poster is in Russian as well as in Tundra Nenets language spoken from western Siberia. The Nenets had no written language until 1932 when the Soviets established their Latin-based alphabet. The first Nenets spelling book, Jadəj wada [New Word], is held by the man illustrated on the poster. The poster was likely distributed by NIANIS, the research section of the Peoples of the North Institute, an organization that completed the Unified Northern Alphabet to serve as the basis for languages of other indigenous populations in the USSR.
Media Size: 32x24
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: 24th Lithography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust of Ogiz, Leningrad
Printer Notes: Historically, the 24th Lithography Workshop was owned by Fedor Kibbel' prior to Soviet nationalization. It was located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg (Petrograd). By the 1930s, this workshop became the 24th Lithography Workshop of Ogiz (Association of State Book and Magazine Publishers) and it was managed by the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust.
Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz, Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing Date: c. 1932
Publisher Notes: Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".
Editorial Information: Editor A. Barnov; Technical Editor F. Tarasov
Technical Information on Poster: [Printed at] 3 Mir Street
Catalog Notes: PP 924 Communist Culture b