Translation: March 8th [International Women's Day] is the day of review of the Armed Forces of Women Workers and Women Farmers of all Countries! Written on the flag: 'Everyone under the flag of Lenin’s party!'
Poster Number: PP 339
Artist: SA — СА
Poster Notes: This poster was produced by Proletkult, an artist co-op called Proletarskaia Kultura (Proletarian Culture). It was established in 1917 to provide the foundations for proletarian art said to have been "liberated" from bourgeois, pre-Soviet culture. Although its membership tried to remain apolitical, the organization advocated the proletariat would create a culture where art emphasized collective accomplishments of individuals, workers and peasants. Proletkult peaked in the early post-revolutionary period before being absorbed into the adult education section of the Commissariat of Education in 1920.
Media Size: 43.5x30
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Typolithography Workshop of Geokartprom V.T.U. (Millitary Topographic Directorate)
Printer Notes: Geokartprom was a state-owned trust that centralized government mapping and it was under the direction of the V.T.U. (Military Topographic Directorate) of the Headquarters of the Red Army.
Publisher: M.K.V.K.P., [Moscow]
Publishing Date: c.1924
Publisher Notes: MKVKP (b) was the "Moscow Committee of the All-Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik)". Their offices were located at 15 Bolshaia Dmitrovka in Moscow.
Technical Information on Poster: Inventory No. 5481. Printed on an Offset press.
Print Run: 10,000
Glavlit Directory Number: 14368. Mosgublit, Moscow provincial office section of Glavlit
Sources: Radó, S. (1928). Guide-book to the Soviet Union, issued by the Society for Cultural Relations of the Soviet Union with Foreign Countries. Berlin: Neuer Deutscher Verlag.
Catalog Notes: PP 339 Women