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10 Years of the German Democratic Republic [GDR] Brotherly greetings to the G.D.R. workers who are building socialism!

Poster Number: PP 449
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes: The poster highlights the tenth anniversary of East Germany (Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR)). On October 7, 1949, a communist government formed in the Eastern portion of Germany. It remained politically separate and socially distinct from the Western (Federal Republic) part of Germany until in August 1990 when reunification occurred.
Media Size: 36.5x26.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1959
Editorial Information: Editor Y. Marinenko
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] July 14, 1959; Publication No. 1-194; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 3382; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: Sh 07105.
Catalog Notes: PP 449 Cold War b
Artist: Dobrov, Alexander Nikolaevich — Добров, Александр Николаевич
Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография им. А.А. Жданова
The 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop was named in honor of Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov (1896-1948), a Soviet military leader and a senior member of the Politburo who died in 1948. Reportedly, Andrei Zhdanov controlled the atomic espionage division of the USSR and he was Josef Stalin's closest confidant. Historically, the 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop began as the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip, a printing workshop formed before the Russian Revolution. Ivan Dmitrievich Sytin (1851-1934) was the son of a peasant. ...
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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва
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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