Translation: May 1st All-Russian Subbotnik
[top of poster] Russian Socialist Federation of the Soviet Republic.
Workers Of All Countries Unite!
Poster Number: PP 105
Artist: Moor (Orlov), Dmitrii Stakhievich — Моор (Орлов), Дмитрий Стахиевич
Poster Notes: A Subbotnik was a "Saturday Volunteer" who worked in the period shortly after the October Revolution to help with public improvement jobs
Media Size: 26x19
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: MGSNKh Typo-lithography Workshop, Moscow
Printer Notes: MGSNKh is the "Moscow City Council of National Economy"
Publisher: Political Directorate of the R.V.S.R. (Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic)
Publishing Date: 1920
Publisher Notes: Litizdat was the portmanteau word for Literary and Publishing Department of the Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic (R.V.S.R.) of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). It distributed 7.5 million posters, postcards and lubok-styled images from 1919 to 1922.
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 184, poster 437; Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 138, poster 209
Catalog Notes: PP 105 Events