Long Live the 24th International Day of Youth!
 For Peace, Freedom, and Democracy, Against Fascism and War!

Poster Number: PP 982
Category: Youth
Poster Notes:

At the lower right corner holding up the hatchet are animal characters representing Imperial Japan, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.
The soldier with rifle held high likely represents a member of the Spanish Republican Army while the soldier below him likely represents the Communist Chinese Army.

Media Size: 39x26
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1938
Editorial Information: Editor Druzhkov, A.; Text Editor Kabanov, I.
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for production on June 9, 1938; Approved for printing June 27, 1938; Iskusstvo No. 9567; Order No. 871; Standard Format 62x92; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 70 Kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: B-43720
Catalog Notes: PP 982 Youth
Artist: Proporokov, Boris Ivanovich — Пророков, Борис Иванович
Printer: Detgiz (Children's State Book Printing) —

The Detgiz publishing and printing plant in Moscow was located at 49 Sushchevskii Rampart. While it focused on children's books, occasionally it printed political posters. Detgiz was founded in 1933 with the aid of Maxim Gorky, famed Russian author. His participation attracted literary talent, resulting in Soviet writers, artists and educators being dully employed by Detgiz. There were many departments within Detgiz such as fiction, science fiction, classical literature and preschool reading. The firm was also affiliated with the Moscow-based "House of Children's Books", a store where writers performed live readings of their books for children.

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Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad — Искусство, Москва-Ленинград

Iskusstvo was the Art Publishing House (A.K.A. Visual Arts Publishing) that was created in 1936 from Ogiz-Izogiz (State Art and Literature Publishing House). It disseminated books and journals dealing with graphic design and the fine arts, and it issued numerous posters. Since the Iskusstvo banner was part of the State Printing Works in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and Moscow, its two main offices were located in those two cities.

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