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Only soviet rule can lead working masses to light and enlightenment. [Posted by] the Club Section of the Extramural Department of the Commissariat of Public Education.

Poster Number: PP 139
Poster Notes:

[On the building] Soviet Power / knowledge
[Bottom, lower left] Workers of all countries, unite!
Made for the Worker's Club Sections of the People’s Commissariat for Public Education, its printing was carried out in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) at a time (likely in 1918) when unification of educational institutions was carried out.

Media Size: 46.5x31
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1918
Catalog Notes: PP 139 Education and 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: 2nd State Griaznaia Lithography Workshop —
It is likely that this printer was the 2nd State Typography at 8 Griaznaia Street, St. Petersburg. Griaznaia (meaning dirty in Russian) characterized the industrialization of the neighborhood. The 2nd State Typography was the Wefers and Company Lithographic Plant prior to Soviet nationalization.
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Publisher: Narkompros (People’s Commissariat for Education) — Наркомпрос
The People's Commissariat for Education (Narkompros) was formed in 1918 and it encompassed the former Imperial Ministry of Public Education, the State Education Committee, and the former Palace Ministry (an entity that managed theaters, the Academy of Arts and the royal palaces). Overseeing Narkompros was the All-Russian Central Executive Committee (VTsIK). As the main educational branch of the government, Narkompros carried out a compliment of programs such as the combating of illiteracy, professional education, adult education, ...
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