Our Contribution to the Cause of Peace!

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) —

Established in 1919, Gosizdat provided a base for the centralized plan to collectivize all private publishers and printers. While Gosizdat existed somewhat independent of the government after its formation, by 1930 it served as the base of the state publishing conglomerate, "Association of State Publishing Houses" (OGIZ), the entity that united all Soviet publishing houses under complete state control.