The Soviet woman - an active member of the country's political life

Poster Number: PP 852
Category: Women
Poster Notes: Poster is in Latvian language.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c. 1946
Editorial Information: Editor: S. Gelberg
Technical Information on Poster: Number 340, [Print] Order Number 217. Price 1.50 rubles
Glavlit Directory Number: JT 08069
Catalog Notes: PP 852 Women
Artist: Muceniek, Arthur Ianovich (Mucenieks, Arturs) — Мученик, Артур Иванович
Printer: LPT 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.