Long live the 30th anniversary of the great October socialist revolution!

Poster Number: PP 239
Category: Revolution
Poster Notes: Poster is in Latvian language. The tall building at the center of the poster is the conceptual Palace of the Soviets in Moscow proposed to be built on the site of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Media Size: 44x31
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1947
Editorial Information: Editor R. Dzenis.
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 986. Order No. 7350. Price 2 rubles.
Glavlit Directory Number: JT09591.
Catalog Notes: PP 239 Revolution
Artist: Medvedev, Vsevolod — Медведев, Всеволод
Printer: LPT Typography, Riga —
Publisher: Latgosizdat (Latvian State Publishing House) — Латгосиздат

Until World War II, Latvia had thriving industries for publishing and printing. Between the Soviet annexation of Latvia in 1940 and the German occupation in 1941, the nation's position as a European publishing hub greatly changed. Latgosizdat was formed out of Lativa's largest publisher, Liesma (Flame). Around 1940, Liesma publishing was nationalized during the period of Soviet annexation and it became VAPP (Department of State Book Publishers and Polygraphic Enterprises)-- a state-run entity. From 1946-1964, VAPP was named Latgosizdat and in 1965, it was re-named Liesma. Serving as a branch of the state publisher, Liesma specialized in original literature, foreign authors, monographs, fine art and posters.

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