State Publishing House Petrograd Division Petrograd – No. 28 October 25th Avenue Book House Telephone Number 132-44 Sales Department Telephone Number 549-32

Poster Number: PP 387
Poster Notes: The three state-run bookstores in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) were located at: No. 13 October 25th Avenue, No. 28 October 25th Avenue and, at No. 21 Volodarskii Avenue.

[Book Titles] "Science, Portraits, Karl Marx, The History Of Proletarian Revolution, Art, Alphabets, Books For Children, Technical Writing, Agriculture, Red Literary History"
[At bottom] "Textbooks on all branches of knowledge, Library creation for all party, cultural and educational organizations. Literature for children, Musical scores."
[At top above sun] "Workers Of All Countries, Unite!"

Media Size: 42x27.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1924
Sources & Citation:

Barenbaum, I. E. (2003). Knizhnyi Peterburg: Tri veka istorii: ocherki izdatelʹskogo dela i knizhnoi torgovli.
Sankt-Peterburg: KulʹtInform Press.

Catalog Notes: PP 387 Education & Literacy
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник

The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.

Printer: State Typography Workshop named for Evgenii Sokolov, Petrograd (formerly A.F. Marks'') — Государственная типография им. Евгении Соколовой, Петроград (до А. Ф. Маркс)

The State Typography Workshop named for Evgenii Sokolov was located in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) at 29 Izmailovskii Avenue. Prior to the 1920s, this printer was the A.F. Marks'' Partnership Artistic Office. Founded in 1881, its owner was Adolf Fedorovich Marks (1838-1904), a successful printer and publisher. In late 1920, the A.F. Marks'' Partnership was nationalized by the Soviets and placed under Gosizdat, the state publisher. In 1922, the printer was placed under Petropechat', a state-owned trust that was created in the early 1920s to aid in the centralization of the printing industry. Thereafter, it became the 26th State Typography Workshop named for Evgenii Sokolov, a St. Petersburg-based printer and Russian Revolution participant who died while on a military assignment for the Red Army.

Publisher: State Publishing House, Moscow-Petrograd — Государственное издательство, Москва-Петроград

Petrograd was the name of St. Petersburg from 1914 until 1924. For backstory on this publisher, please see the entries for State Publishing House, Moscow and State Publishing House.