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State Lithography Workshop named for M. Tomskii, Leningrad

Государственная литография им. М. Томского, Ленинград

The State Lithography Workshop named for M. Tomskii was located at Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in Leningrad (Petrograd). The workshop was named in honor of Mikhail Pavlovich Tomskii (1880-1936), head of the Soviet trade union and the head of the State Publishing House. Historically, the large printing operation was founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel). Shortly after the printer was nationalized by the Soviets, it became the 1st State Lithography Workshop, and in 1924 it was named in honor of Tomskii. Thereafter, it underwent a variety of name changes while being controlled by state-run printing trusts.

Sources & Citations

Privalov, V. (2021). Ulitsy Petrogradskoi storony: Doma i liudi. Moskva: LitRes. (General information on Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel and the printing house. An eBook)
Koenker, D. (2005). Republic of labor: Russian printers and Soviet socialism, 1918-1930. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. (PP. 27 to 29, Fedor Kibbel' and history of the printer under nationalization) (Chromolithography by F. F. Kibbel, bio) (History of 9 Kronverkskaia Street, St Petersburg)