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The illiterate is just like the blind – misfortune and bad luck awaits him everywhere.

Poster Number: PP 972
Poster Notes: [Titles of books at bottom of poster]: "On gardening and animal husbandry"; "On swine-herding"; "On soil management"; "On problems of agriculture". While this poster was designed by Radakov, the illustration contains initials S.G at the lower right corner and that could signify the work was a collective effort by two artists.
Media Size: 38.5x26
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1920
Technical Information on Poster: Designed in 1920
Catalog Notes: PP 972 Education & Literacy
Artist: Radakov, Aleksei Aleksandrovich — Радаков, Алексей Александрович
Printer: 15th State Typography Workshop, Petrograd [St. Petersburg] — 15-я Государственная типографская, Петроград
The 15th State Typography Workshop began its history as the lithographic partnership of Roman Golike and Artur Vil’borg from 1902 to 1918. It was located at 11 Zvenigorodskaia Street in Petrograd (St. Petersburg). After being nationalized shortly after the October Revolution, it became the 15th State Typogaphy. In 1922, the printer was placed in the State-controlled printing trust of Petropechat' and it was renamed in honor of Ivan Fedorov (c.1525-1583) who is often referred to as the fi...
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Publisher: State Publishing House, Peterburg [St. Petersburg, Russia] — Государственное издательство, петербург
The State Publishing House had its origins in Imperial Russia as the Royal Print Yard in St. Petersburg. The Soviets nationalized the print yard in 1917 and requisitioned its presses. Out of the requisitioning emerged the Publishing House of the Petrograd (St. Petersburg) Soviet formed in the winter of 1917 by the Literary and Publishing Department of People's Commissariat for Education.
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