Long live the Equality of Women of the Socialist Country!

Poster Number: PP 1099
Category: Women
Poster Notes:

[Quote from Stalin] “We must greet the growing social activism of working women and their promotion into managerial posts as an indubitable sign of the maturation of our kul'turnost'.”
[Text inside gold box] In the USSR, labor is a matter of honor, a matter of glory, and a matter of valor and heroism.
[Quote from article 122 of USSR Constitution] “The woman in the USSR is granted equal rights to the man in all areas of economic, governmental, cultural, and social-political life.”
[Quote from Stalin] “Women on the collective farms are a major force.” – I. Stalin
[Airplane] “Motherland”
[Signs on buildings] Kindergarten, Maternity Ward No. 32, Daycares
[Red Cross Worker] Strengthen the Sanitary Defenses of the USSR!

Media Size: 38x25
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1939
Editorial Information: Editor M. Ioffe; Technical Editor E. Strukov
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for production and approved for printing February 28, 1939; Iskusstvo No. 4007 Index R-10; Order No. 1036; Standard format 62x94 1 large sheet, 2 conditional sheets; Price 70 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A-6221
Catalog Notes: PP 1099 Women
Artist: Karachentsov, Petr Iakovlevich — Караченцов, Петр Яковлевич

Petr Iakovlevich Karachensоv performed his artistic education at VKhUTEIN (Higher Art and Technical Institute) between 1927 and 1931. As a professional graphic designer and illustrator, his first political posters were created in the late 1920s.

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Printer: 1st Exemplary Ogiz RSFSR Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография Огиза РСФСР треста Полиграфкнига, Москва

1st Exemplary Ogiz RSFSR Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust was located in Moscow at 28 Valovaia Street. Historically, the workshop began as the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip in the era prior to the Russian Revolution. Ivan Dmitrievich Sytin (1851-1934) was the son of a peasant. He opened a small print shop in Moscow using a single press and by the start of the 20th century his printing business (at Valovaia and Piatnitskaia streets) was the largest private printing company in tsarist Russia.

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

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.

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