Translation: (Oath) I swear to study with all my might [and] the arts of war, to defend with all my power military and public property, and to be loyal to my last breath to my nation, to the Soviet Motherland and the Worker-Farmer Government.
Poster Number: PP 027
Artist: Grinets', Dmitro Mitrofanovich — Гринець, Дмитро Митрофанович
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: 1st Chromolit Typography Workshop named for Dzerzhinskii, Kharkov
Printer Notes: The 1st Chromolit Typography Workshop was named in honor of Feliks Edmundovich Dzerzhinskii (1877-1926), head of the Soviet internal (secret) police or, Cheka as it was informally called. The typography workshop was located in Kharkov, Ukraine.
Publisher: Art Fund of the USSR, IZO Graphic Workshop
Publishing date: c.1941
Publisher Notes: The Art Fund of the U.S.S.R. provided a measure of compensation for Soviet artists. The Fund was supported in part by departments attached to branches of the Artists' Union. Other Funds helped to promote activities for writers, designers and other guild members. Artists laboring on a myriad of the Fund’s projects throughout the USSR could (under agreement) obtain a guaranteed minimum wage. The Fund also made paintings, sculptures, souvenirs and handicraft work available to citizens and tourists, however the main buyers of visual art in the Soviet Union were state organizations and government-connected social clubs.
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 492. NKMP YSSR. UPT. (People's Commissariat of Local Industry Ukrainian SSR. [UPT = Department of Government Transport?])
Print Run: 5,000
Glavlit Directory Number: KV11287.
Catalog Notes: PP 027 Military