1800-1950 “Every honest man should have a good name: as for me, I saw this good name in the glory of my fatherland.” A. Suvorov

Poster Number: PP 501
Category: Military
Poster Notes: Pictured on the award is Alexander Suvorov
Media Size: 37x26.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1950
Editorial Information: Editor B. Vorontsov
Technical Information on Poster: May 4, 1950; Publication No. 9051; Volume 2 sheets of paper; Order No. 898; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: A-04151
Catalog Notes: PP 501 Military b
Artist: Smoliak, Nikolai Petrovich — Смоляк, Николай Петрович
Printer: Leningrad Offset Printing Plant — Ленинградское Офсетная типография

The Leningrad Offset Printing Plant was located near Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). Historically, the printer had roots in Imperial Russia as a large operation founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel') until it was nationalized by the Soviets in 1917. After its initial nationalization, the printer's management (via a series of government-controlled printing trusts) and its name both changed over the decades until it ultimately became the Leningrad Offset Printing Plant in the spring of 1950.

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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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