Translation: What have you done for the front?
Poster Number: PP 127
Category: Civil War
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes: While this poster is from the Russian Civil War, the question of "what have you done" was replicated on Soviet posters from World War II.
Media Size: 32.5x21.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: 1st State Typo-lithography Workshop, Moscow (formerly Sytin)
Printer Notes: Prior to Soviet nationalization, the 1st State Typo-lithography Workshop was the Sharapov-Sytin Partnership.
Publisher: Political Directorate of the R.V.S.R. (Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic)
Publishing Date: c.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.
Technical Information on Poster: No. 127; [printed at] Piatnitskoe Department, Moscow, 71 Piatnitskaia Street
Sources: Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 140, poster 235
Catalog Notes: PP 127 Civil War