Pioneers and Schoolchildren! Pass the exams for the B.G.S.O. badge

Poster Number: PP 1089
Category: Youth
Poster Notes: BGSO was the acronym for “Be Ready for Sanitary Defense”.
Media Size: 33x23
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1947
Editorial Information: Editor L.P. Zabolotskaia
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] February 7, 1947; Order No. 115
Glavlit Directory Number: L-55581
Catalog Notes: PP 1089 Youth
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