Lenin.

Poster Number: PP 692
Category: Lenin
Poster Notes: This poster had a black border (here it is trimmed) and was used as a commemorative following the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924.
Media Size: 18x14
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1927
Technical Information on Poster: No. 287 2682; Price 5 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A-6945
Catalog Notes: PP 692 Lenin
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 geographic locations within the Soviet Union, it also carried out an enormous mapping project of cities throughout the world. In the 1920s, Geokartprom typolithography in Moscow was named in honor of the Bolshevik leader Evlampii Dunaev (1877-1919).

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Publisher: A.Kh.R. (Association of Artists of the Revolution) — А.Х.Р (Ассоциация Художников Революции)

The Association of Artists of the Revolution was an artist cooperative from 1928 to 1932. From 1922-1928 it was called the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia. During the 1920s, the Association rose to prominence in the Soviet art world. It opened branches throughout the USSR, and it operated its own publishing house in Moscow at 25 Tsvetnoi Boulevard. The Association was abolished in 1932 when the government centralized a majority of independent arts organizations in the USSR.

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