Leningrad: Lenoblizdat, 1935. Item #1512
60 pp., 5 ills. 20x13 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Small fragments of covers along edges and some corners of pages restored, few tears, some soiling of title page, otherwise very good.
Photomontage front cover design features a female worker in a textile factory and a row of women’s leather shoes. The back cover is a continuation, showing a row of men’s shoes.
A report on Soviet light industry written after successful industrialization had led to the establishment of an expanded chain of new modernized factories and production plants across the USSR.
Since the 1920s areas of Central Asia were turned into the “cotton granary” of the Soviet Union, providing raw materials for light industry concentrated mainly in the European part of the RSFSR. In the 1930s the textile, shoe and leather industries developed at a rapid pace.
The text is illustrated with photographs of factories and their products.
Not found in Worldcat.