Happy holidays, comrades!

Poster Number: PP 173
Category: World War II
Poster Notes: This poster was made for the May Day holiday during World War II
Media Size: 36x26.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1944
Editorial Information: Editor P. Piskunov
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] October 12, 1944; Publication No. 6582; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 2 rubles
Glavlit Directory Number: A10917
Catalog Notes: PP 173 World War II b
Artist: Sur'ianinov, Vasilii Vasil'evich — Сурьянинов, Василий Васильевич
Printer: Iskusstvo Publishing House Lithography Workshop, Moscow —

Iskusstvo means "Art"

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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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