Transportation. Don’t Delay. "We must resolutely raise transportation to the level of those demands which the rapid growth of the basic branches of public industry places on us – make provision for annual rail freight of not less than 330,000 tons."

Poster Number: PP 266
Category: Industry
Poster Notes: Foamcore. While this poster is primarily an industrial theme, the "rapid growth" message and its 1931 publication date both convey it was produced during the First Five-Year Plan. The tractor is likely a SKhTZ-15/30 model from 1931. The USSR primary tractor factories in the 1930s were in Stalingrad, Kharkov and Moscow.
Media Size: 38.5x27.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1931
Catalog Notes: PP 266 Industry b
Artist: Artist Studios (Kh.M.) — Художественные Мастерские (ХМ)
Kh.M. is the abbreviation for the State Free Artists' Studios (Khudozhestvenye Masterskie), a poster arts cooperative of Izogiz publishers. In 1930, Kh.M studios existed only in Moscow and Leningrad and it was turning out propaganda for the First Five-Year Plan and for the efforts of collectivization. The earliest poster works created by the cooperative thus reflect these two themes.  Team methods were used in the creation of each Kh.M poster.  In ...
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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow-Leningrad — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва-Ленинград
The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain ...
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