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Literate, Teach the Illiterate!

Poster Number: PP 924
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
Publishing Date: c. 1932
Editorial Information: Editor A. Barnov; Technical Editor F. Tarasov
Technical Information on Poster: [Printed at] 3 Mir Street
Catalog Notes: PP 924 Education & Literacy
Artist: Ksenofontov, Timofei Ivanovich — Ксенофонтов, Тимофей Тванович
Printer: 24th Lithography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust of Ogiz, Leningrad — 24-я типография ОГИЗа РСФСР треста Полиграфкнига, Ленинград
The 24th Lithography Workshop was located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in St. Petersburg (Petrograd). Historically, the workshop had its roots in Imperial Russia and it was a large printing operation founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel). Shortly after the printer was nationalized by the Soviets, it became the 1st State Lithography Workshop. In 1924, the workshop was named in honor of Mikhail Pavlovich Tomskii (1880-1936), head of the Soviet trade union and the ...
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Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz, Moscow-Leningrad — Огиз-Изогиз, Москва-Ленинград
Ogiz was the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. Its main offices were located in Moscow and in Leningrad. The Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz in 1930 to centralize publishing activities under a state monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, streamline and control publishing production and output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ...
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