Soviet women patriots, let's be active participants in the Red Cross!

Poster Number: PP 150
Category: Women
Media Size: 39x28
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1948
Editorial Information: Editor N. I. Sharonov: Technical Editor V.I. Artamonov
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for printing August 31, 1948; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Format 60 x 92, order No. 2152; Price 75 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A07038
Catalog Notes: PP 150 Women
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович
Of the noted photomontage poster artists Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Moscow Secondary School of Professional Art from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. Koretskii perfected his own technique of photomontage using a combination of photographs and pencil drawings topped with gouache -- a mixture of pigments, water and a binding agent. The artist’s ...
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Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow — Типография Гудок, Москва
Gudok is the Russian word for whistle and this was also the name given to the railway industry newspaper in the Soviet Union. The printer was located in Moscow at 7 Stankevich Street.
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Publisher: Union of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of the USSR — Союз обществ Красного Креста и Красного Полумесяца СССР
As early as 1867, Imperial Russia had a relief society to primarily assist members of the military. In 1921, the International Red Cross recognized the Soviet Red Cross Society of Moscow as the singular Red Cross office in Russia at the time. By 1923, an amalgamation of the Union of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of the USSR took place. The merger incorporated 11 Red Cross societies along with four Red Crescent societies in the Soviet Republics. Activities ...
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