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Let Us Eliminate Illiteracy! By the 10th Anniversary of the October Revolution. All illiterates, eradicate illiteracy in school! All literates in society [say] “Down with illiteracy."

Poster Number: PP 805
Poster Notes: This 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. Poster shows three farmers; one female, one Russian man and one Uzbek man instructed by a Red Army soldier.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1924
Technical Information on Poster: Order Number 78.
Glavlit Directory Number: 80
Sources & Citation: Mercer and Middlesex Auction catalog: October 2014
Catalog Notes: PP 805 Education & Literacy
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.
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Printer: Tatpoligraf, Kazan — Татполиграф, Казань
Tatpoligraf (Tatar Poligrafic Enterprise) was a printing trust formed in 1927 to consolidate printing houses in the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic that were outside the jurisdiction of Tatgosizdat (Tatar State Publishing House). The headquarters of Tatpoligraf was in Kazan at 4 Miskavskii Street. For example, the Kazan-based printers of Vostok Lithography (at 4 Kazanskaia Street) and Proletarskoe Slovo (Proletarian Word) Lithography were under the management of Tatpoligraf.
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