Remember Kolkhoznik! [Full translation of poster is pending]

Poster Number: PP 647
Category: Agriculture
Poster Notes:

Text is in Chuvash language; Poster is framed.
[Written on the silo] "Silage".

Media Size: 44x31
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1931
Technical Information on Poster: Approved/prepared [for printing] August 23, 1931.
Glavlit Directory Number: [no number indicated] Mosoblit, Moscow regional section of Glavlit
Sources & Citation:

Bonah, C. (2018). Health education films in the twentieth century. Rochester, NY: Univ. of Rochester Press.
csdfmuseum.ru (Vostokkino) [source suggests 1929-1935 as its active dates]

Catalog Notes: PP 647 Agriculture (framed)
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.

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Printer: Mospoligraf (Moscow Polygraphic), Moscow —

Mospoligraf was a state-owned printing trust located in Moscow. In 1921, the Soviet Union formulated a plan to consolidate the nation’s largest and best printing operations into state-owned trusts and in 1922, Mospoligraf was organized to consolidate the Moscow printing industry. Mospoligraf was the second printing trust organized in Moscow outside of the Mospechat’ trust and it secured a myriad of printing houses under local printing sections such as the 2nd Chromolithography Workshop, the 5th Lithography Workshop, the 7th Typography Workshop and the 26th Lithography Workshop, to name a few. Mospoligraf incorporated over two thousand workers. When it was reorganized, it went on to lease to other operators. For example, two printers in the Mospoligraf trust-- the 1st Exemplary Print Shop and the 20th Print Shop (Krasnii Proletarii)-- were both leased to Gosizdat publishers. While government trusts led the printing industry in terms of ownership, efforts to consolidate the printing industry remained disjointed throughout the history of the USSR.

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Publisher: Vostokkino (Eastern Cimema) — Востоккино

Vostokkino was a trust formed in 1926 out of three film companies, Tatkino, Nemkino and Chuvashkino. It produced and exhibited movies in the regions of Central Asia and Siberia. While Vostokkino produced cinema and handled some motion picture marketing of the films under its banner, it did not typically produce political posters. The Vostokkino trust was terminated between 1934 and 1935 due in large part to inferior cinema technology and a lack of viable film scripts.

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