Let’s reclaim land from the desert!

Poster Number: PP 103
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: Artist uses the same pair of workers in the illustration for PP 104-- a poster designed by artists Sakharov and Kubginov.
Media Size: 37x26
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1951
Editorial Information: Editor Vorontsov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] November 11, 1950; Publication No. 9251; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 8800; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A09010
Catalog Notes: PP 103 Workers b; Sister Poster PP 104
Artist: Smoliak, Nikolai Petrovich — Смоляк, Николай Петрович
Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография им. А.А. Жданова

The 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop was named in honor of Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov (1896-1948), a Soviet military leader and a senior member of the Politburo who died in 1948. Reportedly, Andrei Zhdanov controlled the atomic espionage division of the USSR and he was Josef Stalin's closest confidant.

Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow — Искусство, Москва

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.