Umid (Hope) Typography Partnership, Kazan'
Umid (Hope) Typographic Partnership was a printer based in Kazan and connected to the Tatar publishing industry. The Kazan branch of Umid was originally owned by the typographer, printer and publisher, Ivan Nikolaevich Kharitonov (1859-1927). His printing house was one of the best in Kazan and was awarded gold medals at international and Russian exhibitions. Kharitonov printed literature in Russian, Tatar and in other Central Asian languages, and his firm produced multi-language fonts with a specialization in Arabic and Tatar.
Sources & Citations
Filatova, M., & Bobrovinkova, V. (2013). Plakat Sovetskogo Vostoka, 1918-1940. Moskva: Izdatelʹskii dom Mardzhani. (Umid Partnership, Kazan’, cited)
Amirkhanov, R.U. (2004). Istoriia Kazani: v dokumentakh i materialakh, XX vek. Kazan’: Magrif. (p. 518, information on Ivan Nikolaevich Kharitonov)
Abrar, G.K. (1989). Stanovlenie i razvitie tatarskoi sovetskoi knigi, 1917-1932: ocherki o vedomstvennykh, spetsial-nykh i kooperativnykh izdatel-stvakh Tatarskoi ASSR. Kazan': Tatarskoe knizhnoe izdatel’stvo. (Ivan Nikolaevich Kharitonov and Umid Partnership, cited)
Academia.edu (years of birth and death of Kharitonov)