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Illiterate. Literate.


Cat. no: 1185
Year: 1920
Issue: Unknown
Publisher: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatelstvo
Place of publishing:
  • Peterburg (Leningrad)
  • Lubok
Printing Technique: Multicolor lithography
  • Russian
Size: 81 х 58
Condition: Excellent. Duplicated on fabric.
Notes: Butnik-Siverskiy B.S.
Soviet Posters of the Civil War Era. 1918-1921.
M., 1960. No.3219. Page 481.(138).

Polonsky V.
Russian Revolution Poster.
M, 1925. No. 736. Page 178.(057).
Description: ILLITERATE.
Illiterate, that blind. He sees that with him all sorts of misfortunes and failures happen, but how to warn them, he does not know. He fights all his life, but everything goes badly. He asks everyone what to do, consults all advice, and bad and good. And there is only one true friend who will answer all the answers - this is a book. There you will find everything, and how to buy a cow, how to fertilize the ground, and how to treat children. Just choose the book you want. Looks illiterate on the book, he knows that much is written in it useful, but can not read. Will buy a cow, but a bad one, does not know how to choose better; money paid, and the cow died in a week. He does not know the better the rye is to fertilize, but the crop is not. And it is bitter to look at the meager results of his work, and it's hard for him and his family to live.

A literate is easy to live! He knows everything that is done in the world. He does not ask anyone for advice - just open a new book and read what you need. Where the illiterate man spends twice as much time and energy, he himself arrives at everything with his own intellect and at random, the literate easily achieves everything and his works please his master's eye. He knows how best to buy cattle, what kind of material is the price, from what to write out. He wants to save himself from the fire, - he puts the lightning rod; the harvest wants - he knows what fertilizer to buy. From bad advisers and all sorts of accidents to protect accidents defends his book. And it is freer to live for him,
and what the illiterate is afraid of, before which the literate shivers and does not notice. And his household rejoices his master's eye, he sees that his works were not in vain.
Period: 1917-1921
  • Art, Science and Education
Reference Price: £ 1500

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