Long Live the 40th anniversary of the Great October!

Poster Number: PP 740
Category: Revolution
Poster Notes: Poster is in Latvian language.
Media Size: 35x26
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1957
Editorial Information: Art Editor M. Osis; Technical Editor V. Freimanis
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] May, 1957; Publication No. 9789-Mk3759; Format 54 x 84/2; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: JT 10292-29
Catalog Notes: PP 740 Revolution b
Artist: Karpenko, Mikhail Mikhailovich (Karpenko, Mihails) — Карпенко, Михаил Михайлович

Mikhail Mikhailovich Karpenko lived most of his life in Riga, Latvia and he never received any specialized artistic training during his career. While he is best known for his illustrations in children's books, he also designed political posters.

Printer: Main Directorate of Typography, Riga —
Publisher: Latgosizdat (Latvian State Publishing House) — Латгосиздат (Латвийское государственное издательство)

Until World War II, Latvia had thriving publishing and printing industries. Between Soviet annexation in 1940 and the German occupation in 1941, Lativa's position as a European publishing hub drastically changed. Around 1940 Lativa's largest publisher, Liesma (Flame), was nationalized during Soviet annexation. The publisher became VAPP (Department of State Book Publishers and Polygraphic Enterprises) and was controlled as a state-run entity. From 1946-1964, VAPP was named Latgosizdat and in 1965, the publisher was re-named Liesma. It specialized in original literature, foreign authors, monographs, fine art and posters.