Translation: For a proper factory, for the polytechnic school.
Poster Number: PP 936
Category: Education & Literacy
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes: [On red banner] "For socialist competition between factory and school"; [On book, partially illegible] "We’re going to study." The poster propagates Likbez (likvidatsiia bezgramotnosti) a campaign to "liquidate illiteracy" in the U.S.S.R. The program began in 1919 when Vladimir Lenin signed the decree "On eradication of illiteracy among the population of RSFSR". All Soviet citizens aged 8 to 50 years were required to be literate in their native language. This poster is from later in the campaign.
Media Size: 43x32
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 1930, the 1st Exemplary Gosizdat printing workshop was placed under the Ogiz publishing banner.
Publisher: State Publishing House, Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing Date: 1930
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 40499; Order No. 1519; Price 40 kopeks
Print Run: 20,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-70705
Catalog Notes: PP 936 Education and Literacy