Translation: Parasites and do-nothings, whoever doesn't work for themselves disturbs the work of others. [Partial translation only]
Poster Number: PP 009
Artist: Kostianitsyn, Vasilii Nikolaevich (Kostitis, Vasilijs) — Костяницын, Василий Николаевич
Media Size: 31x24
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: 3rd State Typolithography Workshop, Moscow. Former proprietor Kushnerev
Printer Notes: Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev founded the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. Having tried his hand at publishing, Kushnerev turned to printing and opened a small shop “with a dozen workers, one hand press, and a single printing machine.” In 1903, the shop acquired Moscow’s first linotype press. As his business grew he brought-in partners. When Kushnerev died in 1896 his printing company was one of the largest in Imperial Russia.
The Kushnerev shop was nationalized by the Soviets in 1919 and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council and was placed under the Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) Trust around 1920. At that point, it was re-named the 3rd State Typolithography Workshop. By 1921, it was briefly re-named the 20th State Typolithography Workshop and then, it became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant around the time that its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street.
Publisher: State Publishing House, Moscow
Publishing Date: 1920
Technical Information on Poster: Giz. No. 1014.
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 375, poster 2296
Catalog Notes: PP 009 Workers