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Poster Number: PP 770
Category: Agriculture
Media Size: 38х27
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1954
Editorial Information: Art Editor V. Kovalev; Technical Editor V. Silin
Technical Information on Poster: Publication Order No. 6650; Мk1607, typography - 816; Paper format 60 x 92 cm; Volume 1 sheet of paper; 1 printing sheet; 1.62 conventional-publishing sheets; Price 1 ruble
Glavlit Directory Number: IaT 00628
Catalog Notes: PP 770 Agriculture b
Artist: Dobrov, Alexander Nikolaevich — Добров, Александр Николаевич
Printer: LRTPP Typography, Riga —
Publisher: Latgosizdat (Latvian State Publishing House) — Латгосиздат

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