Translation: The Working Class In The Workers’ State
For The 7 Hour Day!
Poster Number: PP 277
Artist: Ioganson, Boris Vladimirovich — Иогансон, Борис Владимирович
Poster Notes: Depending on their profession, pre-revolutionary workers worked ten to twelve hours per day, six days a week. After the October Revolution, a mandatory eight-hour workday was set at six days per week. In 1927, when this poster was likely published, the work day was seven hours, six days a week. In 1929, the five-day week was decreed but it reverted to eight hours a week under a six-day workweek. This continued until after World War II when the U.S.S.R.’s workweek was lowered to seven hours, six days a week.
Media Size: 33.5x25.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: 1st Exemplary Gosizdat Typolithography Workshop, Moscow
Printer Notes: Prior to Soviet nationalization, the 1st Exemplary workshop was the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip. Ivan Sytin, a book-publishing magnate, had his printing shop at Valovaia and Piatnitskaia streets in Moscow. Around 1918, Sytin's printing plant and the Royal (state) Print Yard were both nationalized by the Bolsheviks. The Print Yard was transformed into Gosizdat, the State Publishing House. Likewise, the 1st Exemplary Typo-lithography thereafter processed jobs for the State Publishing House. In 1931, the 1st Exemplary Gosizdat printing workshop was placed under the Ogiz publishing partnership.
Publisher: A.Kh.R. (Association of Artists of the Revolution)
Publishing Date: c.1928
Publisher Notes: The Association of Artists of the Revolution was an artist cooperative from 1928 to 1932. From 1922-1928 it was called the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia.
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 2296. "from the original of the artist B. V. Ioganson." Price 75 kopeks. [A Soviet-era archive stamp on this poster reads “File Copy" Inventory No. 5740].
Print Run: 20,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-17763.
Catalog Notes: PP 277 Workers