Heartfelt Greetings to the Heroes of the Sedov!
To Moscow, the Kremlin, Comrade Stalin,
Today, January 13, at 12:07, the flagship of the Arctic Fleet, the Josef Stalin, fulfilling the mission of the Party and the government, approached the side of our ship. The drifting of the Sedov, which lasted for 812 days, has been ended. With a feeling of great joy we met with the Soviet people, who our beloved motherland, our party, government, and you personally, Comrade Stalin, have sent to the highest latitudes of the Arctic, to free us from our icy imprisonment. [Partial translation]
Poster Number: PP 917
Poster Notes: Poster celebrates the 1940 rescue of the crew of the icebreaker "Sedov" who were trapped in polar ice for over 800 days. Unable to be reached, the ship was left to drift at sea and was therefore used as a scientific polar station. The crew was relieved by the Soviet icebreaker "Joseph Stalin".
Media Size: 40x29
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1940
Editorial Information: Editor N. Vladimiskii; Technical Editor I. Kabanov
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for production and approved for printing January 17, 1940. Format 62x94 [cm] – 1 large sheet;“Art” No. 4618 [Ind.[?] R-2310, Order No. 323. Price 1 ruble.
Print Run: 50,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-23475
Catalog Notes: PP 917 Military b
Artist: Voloshin, Aleksandr Kirillovich — Волошин, Александр Кириллович
Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow — Типография Гудок, Москва
Gudok is the Russian word for whistle and this was also the name given to the railway industry newspaper in the Soviet Union. The printer was located in Moscow at 7 Stankevich Street.
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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad — Искусство, Москва-Ленинград
Iskusstvo was the Art Publishing House (A.K.A. Visual Arts Publishing) that was created in 1936 from Ogiz-Izogiz (State Art and Literature Publishing House). It disseminated books and journals dealing with graphic design and the fine arts, and it issued numerous posters. Since the Iskusstvo banner was part of the State Printing Works in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Moscow, its two main offices were located in those two cities.
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