Kind-hearted, smiling gaze . . . Lenin forever children’s best friend!

Poster Number: PP 779
Category: Lenin
Media Size: 25x40
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: 1963
Editorial Information: Editor M. Iastrzhembskaia
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] September 25, 1963; Publication No. 1-11; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 917; Price 10 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A08841
Catalog Notes: PP 779 Lenin
Artist: Karpovskii, Naum Pavlovich — Карповский, Наум Павлович
Naum Pavlovich Karpovskii was a noted Soviet painter and a graphic artist from Kharkov. Until 1941, he lived and worked in Kharkov but during World War II, he moved to Alma-Ata (Almaty), the capital of the Kazakh SSR. From 1925 to 1931, Karpovskii studied at the State Art Institute of Kharkov where he later served as an instructor. By the 1930s, he was designing political posters. When the threat war loomed over the Soviet Union during the late 1930...
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Printer: 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop named for A. A. Zhdanov, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография им. А.А. Жданова
The 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop was named in honor of Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov (1896-1948), a Soviet military leader and a senior member of the Politburo who died in 1948. Reportedly, Andrei Zhdanov controlled the atomic espionage division of the USSR and he was Josef Stalin's closest confidant. Historically, the 1st Exemplary Typography Workshop began as the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip, a printing workshop formed before the Russian Revolution. Ivan Dmitrievich Sytin (1851-1934) was the son of a peasant. ...
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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow — Изогиз (Государственное издательство изобразительного искусства), Москва
The history of IzoGiz begins with the formation of Ogiz, the Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers. In 1930, the Sovnarkom of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic established Ogiz to centralize publishing under a monopoly in order to eliminate duplication of printed material, to streamline and control publishing production and its output, and to create a base for marketing books, training and technical manuals. In 1931, the Central Committee of the USSR ordered certain ...
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