Youth of Soviet Latvia! Vote for candidates of the communist and unaligned block!

Poster Number: PP 884
Category: Youth
Poster Notes: While the poster was issued without a publication date the election is likely from January 1948 for local candidates of the Latvian Soviet government.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: c. 1948
Editorial Information: Editor K. Bush; Technical Editor M. Solomiak
Technical Information on Poster: Latgosizdat No. 1158. Price 2 rubles.
Glavlit Directory Number: IaT 11580.
Catalog Notes: PP 884 Youth
Artist: Seglin, Arved (Segliņš, Arvīds) — Сеглиньш, Арведс
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.