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Poster Number: PP 1118
Category: Events
Poster Notes: Poster calls for city elections in Moscow.
Media Size: 39.5x29.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1925
Technical Information on Poster: Izo Studios, Moscow Proletkul'tura
Glavlit Directory Number: 14256. Mosgublit, Moscow provincial office section of Glavlit
Catalog Notes: PP 1118 Events b
Artist: Proletkult (Proletarian Culture) Studios — Пролетарская Культура (Пролеткульт)

Proletkult-- Proletarskaia Kultura (Proletarian Culture) was an artist cooperative established in 1917 and its formation was supposed to provide the foundations for a new proletarian art, "liberated from bourgeois, pre-Soviet culture." The organization's manifesto was simple: 1) proletarian culture equals communism, 2) Proletkult is the responsibility of the Russian Communist Party, 3) proletariat class equals the Russian Communist Party that equals Soviet power. Following the consolidation of all artists' clubs and organizations in 1932, Proletkult was dismantled indefinitely.

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Printer: Mospoligraf (Moscow Polygraphic), Moscow —

Mospoligraf was a state-owned printing trust located in Moscow. In 1921, the Soviet Union formulated a plan to consolidate the nation’s largest and best printing operations into state-owned trusts and in 1922, Mospoligraf was organized to consolidate the Moscow printing industry. Mospoligraf was the second printing trust organized in Moscow outside of the Mospechat’ trust and it secured a myriad of printing houses under local printing sections such as the 2nd Chromolithography Workshop, the 5th Lithography Workshop, the 7th Typography Workshop and the 26th Lithography Workshop, to name a few. Mospoligraf incorporated over two thousand workers. When it was reorganized, it went on to lease to other operators. For example, two printers in the Mospoligraf trust-- the 1st Exemplary Print Shop and the 20th Print Shop (Krasnii Proletarii)-- were both leased to Gosizdat publishers. While government trusts led the printing industry in terms of ownership, efforts to consolidate the printing industry remained disjointed throughout the history of the USSR.

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Publisher: Publisher not indicated —