About Revitalized Icons and about how a Building Manager Revitalizes Ever-Active Priests [On top left] Three peasant spiders are gathered to warm themselves and to treat their bones to steam around a huge samovar. You will recognize all of them when you look. All of them are your friends, "Simpleton priest, shop keeper and the regional spider, the kulak." [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 597
Media Size: 29x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1925
Glavlit Directory Number: 29906
Catalog Notes: PP 597 Communist Culture b
Artist: Illegible Name — Неразборчивое Имя
Printer: Typolithography Workshop of Geokartprom of the V.T.U. (Military Topographic Directorate of the Soviet Army), Moscow — Типо-Литография Геокартпрома В.Т.У. (Военно-топографическое управление), Москва
In 1918, the Soviets nationalized the Moscow printing works of brothers Wilhelm Theodor Mehnert and Herman Julius Mehnert at 9 Bol'shaia Polianka (later named Soviet Street). The building housing the printer was first occupied by the Julius Kirsten printing firm. Upon its nationalization, the Soviets placed Mehnert printing under Geokartprom, a State-owed trust of the Commissariat of Defense that centralized government-mapping projects. Geokartprom printed atlases and maps solely for military and government use. While it did map ...
Read More...
Publisher: Atheist Publishing House, Moscow — Издательство Атеист, Москва
Atheist Publishing House existed from 1922 until 1930 at 1 Granatnyi Alley in Moscow. The publishing house was developed by P.A. Krasikov and I.A. Shpitsberg to disseminate works criticizing religion. By 1931, "Atheist" was taken over by the anti-religious newspaper Bezbozhnik (Godless) that was produced by the League of Militant Atheists.
Read More...