Glory to the mother-hero!

Poster Number: PP 314
Category: Women
Poster Notes: The mother on this poster is wearing the Order of the Mother Heroine (mat'-geroinia) given by the U.S.S.R. for raising a family of ten or more children. This poster was likely made for March 8th International Women's Day as the holiday of Mother's Day was banned in the Soviet Union.
Media Size: 35x25
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1944
Editorial Information: Editor K. Yerinova.
Technical Information on Poster: September 26, 1944. Publication No. 6564. Order No. 577. Volume 1 sheet of paper. Price 2 rubles.
Glavlit Directory Number: A 11331
Catalog Notes: PP 314 Women
Artist: Vatolina, Nina Nikolaevicha — Ватолина, Нина Николаевна
Nina Vatolina began producing posters in late 1930s and she went to become one of the leading Soviet poster artists of all time. She was a graduate of the Ogiz Technical School for Arts and of the Moscow Art Institute (class of 1942). Vatolina additionally acquired illustration skills from the master poster designer Viktor Deni. In fact, Deni considered Vatolina one of his most talented students. Nina Vatolina married Viktor Deni’s son, Nikolai Denisov. They at...
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Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow — Красный Пролетарий, Москва
The Krasnii Proletarii Workshop originated under the ownership of Ivan Kushnerev, a Russian entrepreneur who founded the Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896, his printing operation was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. In 1919, the printer was nationalized by the Soviets and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council (MSNKh). Around 1920, it was placed under the Poligrafkiniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust and was given ...
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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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