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Poster Number: PP 593
Poster Notes: Poster is in Uzbek language; The poster propagates the changing of the Uzbek alphabet from Arabic script to Latin. In 1920s to the 1930s, more than seventy written languages were created in the Soviet Union—all based on the Latin alphabet. The print key on this poster was written in the Uniform Turkic Alphabet that was in use from the mid-1920s until around 1940.
Media Size: 36x26
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1931
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 2768.
Glavlit Directory Number: 935. Uzlit, Uzbekistan section of Glavlit
Catalog Notes: PP 593 Education & Literacy
Artist: Gerasimov, Nikolai Mikhailovich — Герасимов, Николай Михайлович
Printer: Uzpoligraf Typolithography, Uzbekistan — Типо-Литография Узполиграф треста, Узбекистан

During the early 1930s, the Uzbekistan-based Uzpoligraf printing trust consolidated a bevy of printing shops both large and small operating within the UzbekSSR and it placed them under state control. Uzpoligraf's principal headquarters were located in Tashkent.

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Publisher: Oznaşr (Uzbek State Publishing) — Ознаср (Узгосиздат)

Ѳznaşr (Uzbek State Publishing) was a publishing house formed around 1924 in the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. Its main offices were in Samarkand and Tashkent. Prior to the October Revolution of 1917, few printing presses and lithography studios existed in Uzbekistan and the majority of them tended to only serve the Imperial Russian administration. In 1920, the Turkestan State Publishing House (the first publisher in the so-called "Soviet East") started developing operations across Central Asia. Ѳznaşr became one of its branch houses during that early period of Soviet administration in Uzbekistan. Ѳznaşr specialized in socio-economic, social and political literature. In 1964 the house was renamed Uzbekistan Publishing House. Ѳznaşr is also recognized as Uzdavnashr and as Uzgosizdat in Russian language.

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