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The USSR is the state with the largest socialized agriculture in the world.

Poster Number: PP 233
Category: Agriculture
Poster Notes:

On the book at the center of poster: "State Act for perpetual use of land by collective farms".
Pictured far right at the bottom (wearing dark shirt and grey necktie) is Trofim Lysenko, Soviet agronomist and geneticist during the Stalinist era.

Media Size: 41x28.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1939
Editorial Information: Editor M. Ioffe; Technical Editor A. Pupkov
Technical Information on Poster: Iskusstvo No. 9994; Index R...[illegible]; Approved for printing December 20, 1938; Submitted for production December 21, 1938; Standard format 62 x 94; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Order No. 3507; Printed on an offset rotary press in the “Gudok” Typography Workshop
Glavlit Directory Number: 58218
Sources & Citation: Graham, L. R. (2016). Lysenko's ghost: Epigenetics and Russia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Catalog Notes: PP 233 Agriculture
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Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow — Типография Гудок, Москва
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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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