Poster Plakat A Collection of Posters from the Soviet Union and its Satellite Nations

Translation: Comrade! Guard your right to build a political life! Guard your vote! Let not a single vote be lost! After centuries of oppression, slavery and exploitation, you are free! The political and economic power of the society is in your hands.Read Full Translation...Comrade! Guard your right to build a political life! Guard your vote! Let not a single vote be lost! After centuries of oppression, slavery and exploitation, you are free! The political and economic power of the society is in your hands. You can build a life in your own way! You can eliminate any kind of oppression and violence and create a new world -- the world of communism and equality! Don't run away from revolutionary action! [Partial translation]Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 046
Category: Civil War
Artist: UkROSTA (All-Ukrainian Bureau of the Russian Telegraph Agency) — УкРОСТА (Всеукраинского бюро Российского телеграфного агентства)
Poster Notes: Issued by UKRosta (All-Ukrainian Bureau of the Russian Telegraph Agency, Ukraine), this poster was reportedly used during the election campaign for the All Russian Constituent Assembly, a constitutional body in Russia formed after the October Revolution of 1917.
Media Size: 28.5x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Energia Typography Workshop, Kharkov
Printer Notes: The name Energia (Energy) was used for several printers in the Soviet Union. This particular printer was located in the the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in the city of Kharkov.
Publisher: Gubpechat' (Provincial Department of Printing), Kharkov
Publishing Date: c.1917
Publisher Notes: Gubpechat' handled distribution of literature and printed propaganda in the provinces. Around 1919, it was placed under the State Publishing House and occasionally served as the publisher of literature and printed matter at local levels. Gubpechat' was subordinate to Tsentropechat’ (Central Agency on Press Distribution), that was created in 1918.
Sources: Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 134, poster 164; Iconography of Power: Soviet political posters under Lenin and Stalin by V. Bonnell (2007), page 25, figure 1.3.
Catalog Notes: PP 046 Civil War