Poster Plakat A Collection of Posters from the Soviet Union and its Satellite Nations

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Typolithography Workshop of Geokartprom V.T.U. (Millitary Topographic Directorate)

In 1918, the Soviets nationalized the printing workshop of the brothers V. and G. Mennert in Moscow located at 9 Bol'shaia Polianka Street (A.K.A. Soviet Street). The Mennert workshop became Geokartprom (Union of Production Enterprises of the Military Topographic Directorate, Headquarters of the Red Army), a state-owned trust that centralized government mapping. Geokartprom was under the direction of the V.T.U. (Military Technical Administration) and the printer chiefly turned out maps and atlases. With less frequency, it also printed and published posters. At one point during the Soviet-era, this printer was named after Evlampii Dunaev (1877-1919), assistant chairman of the Soviet in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.