Everyone, go to the polls!

Poster Number: PP 858
Category: Events
Poster Notes: Poster is in Latvian language. Poster calls citizens to vote in 1950 for candidates of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. [On the banner] The Latvian SSR...[obscured text] [On calendar] 16-Feburary.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c. 1950
Editorial Information: Editor: S. Gelberg
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 338; [Printer] Order No. 218; Price 1 ruble 50 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: Ia T 08057
Catalog Notes: PP 858 Events b; Sister poster PP 503
Artist: Ozerovi — Озеров
Printer: 1st Lithography Workshop of the Latvian Poligraf Trust, Riga [Lativa] —
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.

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