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!
Poster Number: PP 339
Artist: SA — СА
Poster Notes: Written on the flag: 'Everyone under the flag of Lenin’s party!'
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: In 1918, the Soviets nationalized the printing workshop of the brothers V. and G. Mennert in Moscow located at 9 Bol'shaia Polianka (later, Soviet Street). The workshop became Geokartprom (Union of Production Enterprises of the Military Topographic Directorate, Headquarters of the Red Army), a state-owned trust that centralized government mapping. Geokartprom, was under the direction of the V.T.U. (Military Technical Administration).
Publisher: M.K.B.K.P., [Moscow]
Publishing Date: c.1924
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
Catalog Notes: PP 339 Women