Sibkraiizdat. Uncle Mitrii, Uncle Vlas, The bookshelf is for you, so that you can live better, you should buy books here. Books give us knowledge, with a book, work is easier.

Poster Number: PP 960
Poster Notes: Sibkraiizdat existed from 1924 to 1930
Media Size: 36x26
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1926
Technical Information on Poster: Stone lithograph by V. Guletskii
Glavlit Directory Number: 2062. Okrlit Omsk, district section of Glavlit
Catalog Notes: PP 960 Education & Literacy
Artist: Illegible Name — Неразборчивое Имя
Printer: Typolithography Workshop of Geokartprom of the V.T.U. (Military Topographic Directorate of the Soviet Army), Moscow — Типо-Литография Геокартпрома В.Т.У. (Военно-топографическое управление), Москва

In 1918, the Soviets nationalized the Moscow printing works of brothers Wilhelm Theodor Mehnert and Herman Julius Mehnert at 9 Bol'shaia Polianka (later named Soviet Street). The building housing the printer was first occupied by the Julius Kirsten printing firm. Upon its nationalization, the Soviets placed Mehnert printing under Geokartprom, a State-owed trust of the Commissariat of Defense that centralized government-mapping projects. Geokartprom printed atlases and maps solely for military and government use. While it did map geographic locations within the Soviet Union, it also carried out an enormous mapping project of cities throughout the world. In the 1920s, Geokartprom typolithography in Moscow was named in honor of the Bolshevik leader Evlampii Dunaev (1877-1919).

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