Literacy and Knowledge, Not Prayers, Can Prevent The Crop Failures

Poster Number: PP 847
Poster Notes: Poster is in Ukrainian language. The poster’s theme was one used throughout the initial period of collectivization when peasants were encouraged to voluntarily create farm collectives and benefit from scientific methods applied to collective farming. By the early 1930s, government-led collectivization squads became commonplace as peasants resisted collectivization efforts.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c. 1929
Technical Information on Poster: DUD (State Administration) 3A. Print Order No. 1308.
Sources & Citation: Mercer and Middlesex Auction catalog: February 2012
Catalog Notes: PP 847 Education & Literacy
Artist: Ke-Sha — Ке-Ша
Publisher: Narkompros (People’s Commissariat for Education) — Наркомпрос
The People's Commissariat for Education (Narkompros) was formed in 1918 and it encompassed the former Imperial Ministry of Public Education, the State Education Committee, and the former Palace Ministry (an entity that managed theaters, the Academy of Arts and the royal palaces). Overseeing Narkompros was the All-Russian Central Executive Committee (VTsIK). As the main educational branch of the government, Narkompros carried out a compliment of programs such as the combating of illiteracy, professional education, adult education, ...
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