Glory to Soviet women, the active builders of Communism!

Poster Number: PP 772
Category: Women
Poster Notes: Poster is in Latvian and Russian languages; [Russian at center of poster] “We are standing for peace and protecting the matter of peace.” -Joseph Stalin.
Media Size: 37.5x27
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1952
Editorial Information: Art Editor V. Kovalev; Technical Editor V. Silin
Technical Information on Poster: Publication Order No. 501-MK718; Paper format 61 x 86 cm; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Conditional volume 0.095 printing sheet; Price 1 ruble, 50 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: JT 00560
Catalog Notes: PP 772 Women
Artist: Aseev, Petr Prokhorovich — Асеев, Петр Прохорович
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.