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Poster Number: PP 1040
Poster Notes:

The farmers illustrated on the poster are likely from the Uzbek SSR; the male farmer wears an Order of the Hero of the Soviet Union, the highest honorary title given to civilians and soldiers.
The farm machine on the poster reads: “Cotton picking machine SKhM-48”. This was the mounted vertical-spindle single-row cotton harvester, produced at Tashselmash, from 1948 to 1952 and in 1954.

Media Size: 27x45
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1951
Editorial Information: Editor D. [Illegible]
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 319; Price 1 ruble 50 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: R07356
Catalog Notes: PP 1040 Communist Culture b
Artist: Illegible Name — Неразборчивое Имя
Printer: 4th Typolithography Workshop [of the] Uzbek Lithography Publishing House, [Tashkent] —
Publisher: Gosizdat (State Publishing House) — Госиздат (Государственное издательство)
Gosizdat was established in Moscow in May 1919 via the merger of the publishing houses of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, the Moscow Soviet, the Petrograd (St. Petersburg) Soviet, the Moscow Communist, the People's Commissariat of the RSFSR, and others. It was the first large-scale, state-controlled publisher formed for the purpose of joining the nation's printing and publishing entities under a single institution. While Gosizdat existed somewhat independent of the government, by 1930 it served as the ...
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