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A.F. Marks Lithography Workshop

The A.F. Marks'' Partnership Artistic Printing Office was located in St. Petersburg at 29 Izmailovskii Avenue. It was founded in 1881 by Adolf Fedorovich Marks (1838-1904) a successful printer and publisher. The Partnership published the weekly journal Niva in addition to other literature. In 1916, Moscow publishing mogul Ivan Sytin purchased a controlling interest in the Partnership.

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The A.F. Marks'' Partnership Artistic Printing Office was located in St. Petersburg at 29 Izmailovskii Avenue. It was founded in 1881 by Adolf Fedorovich Marks (1838-1904) a successful printer and publisher. The Partnership published the weekly journal Niva in addition to other literature. In 1916, Moscow publishing mogul Ivan Sytin purchased a controlling interest in the Partnership. After the revolution, the Partnership became the 26th State Printing Workshop and in 1922, it was placed under Petropechat', a state-owned trust created to aid in the centralization of the printing industry. Thereafter, the printer was re-christened the 26th State Typography Workshop named for Evgenii Sokolov. Sokolov was a St. Petersburg-based print worker who died while on a military assignment for the Red Army. By the late 1920s, the Communist International published their multilingual journal at the 26th State Typography.

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Sources & Citations

Koenker, D. (2005). Republic of labor: Russian printers and Soviet socialism, 1918-1930. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
citywalls.ru (Typography Workshop named for Evgenii Sokolov)