All to the Polls!

Poster Number: PP 1106
Category: Events
Poster Notes:

The book highlights Article 109 of the USSR’s Constitution and it says: "People’s judges are to be elected for a term of three years by the citizens of a district on the basis of universal, direct, and equal suffrage via secret balloting."
The man is a representation of the Tajik population of the USSR. He is a veteran of World War II per the military service ribbons on his tunic.

Media Size: 34x24.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1951
Editorial Information: Editor: V. Bespalova
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] for printing October 2, 1951; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Publication No. 9702; Order No. 664; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A-07735
Catalog Notes: PP 1106 Events b
Artist: Solov'ev, Mikhail Mikailovich — Соловьёв, Михаил Михайлович

Mikhail Mikailovich Solov'ev was born in Moscow. In 1930 he graduated from the advanced courses of the A.Kh.R.R. (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia). While he began his professional career as a painter, from 1944 on, he exclusively designed posters. He was made a member of the Union of Soviet Artists in 1933. During the 1930s, Solov'ev worked together on posters and dioramas with the graphic designer Pavel Sokolov-Skalia.

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Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Glavpoligrafizdat, Moscow — 3-я Типография Красный Пролетарий Главполиграфиздата

The 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of Glavpoligrafizdat was located at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street in Moscow. Glavpoligrafizdat (Main Administration for Matters of Polygraphic Industry Publishing and Book Selling) was a state-owned trust created in 1949 to oversee printing, publishing and book selling in the USSR. As a result of its formation, Ogiz (Association of State Book and Magazine Publishers), the entity previously administering state publishing, was dissolved and the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography became a contract printer for Glavpoligrafizdat.

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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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