For a proper factory, for the polytechnic school.

Poster Number: PP 936
Poster Notes: [On red banner] "For socialist competition between factory and school"; [On book, partially illegible] "We’re going to study." The poster propagates Likbez (likvidatsiia bezgramotnosti) a campaign to "liquidate illiteracy" in the U.S.S.R. The program began in 1919 when Vladimir Lenin signed the decree "On eradication of illiteracy among the population of RSFSR". All Soviet citizens aged 8 to 50 years were required to be literate in their native language. This poster is from later in the campaign.
Media Size: 43x32
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1930
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 40499; Order No. 1519; Price 40 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A-70705
Catalog Notes: PP 936 Education and Literacy
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник

The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.

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Printer: 1st Exemplary Gosizdat Typolithography Workshop, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография Госиздата, Москва

The 1st Exemplary Gosizdat Typolithography Workshop was located in Moscow at 28 Valovaia Street. Historically, the workshop began as the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip in the era prior to the Russian Revolution. Ivan Dmitrievich Sytin (1851-1934) was the son of a peasant. He opened a small print shop in Moscow using a single press and by the start of the 20th century his printing business (at Valovaia and Piatnitskaia streets) was the largest private printing company in tsarist Russia.

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Publisher: State Publishing House, Moscow-Leningrad — Государственное издательство, Москва-Ленинград

For backstory, please see the entries for State Publishing House, Moscow and State Publishing House.

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