Translation: “Our borders are sacred and impassable, watered in worker and peasant blood. We will not let you cross our borders in any circumstances." --Voroshilov.
Poster Number: PP 399
Category: Communist Culture
Artists: Deni (Denisov), Viktor Nikolaevich — Дени (Денисов), Виктор Николаевич; Dolgorukov, Nikolai Andreevich — Долгоруков, Николай Андреевич
Poster's quote comes from Kliment Voroshilov (1881-1969), Commissar of Defense. He was a Marshal of the Soviet Union (despite his reputation for being a poor strategist) before and during the U.S.S.R.’s involvement in World War II. After Stalin’s death in 1953, Voroshilov was removed from a position of direct political power.
[On flag] “….We stand for peace and uphold the cause of peace but we are not afraid of threats and are ready to fight back against instigators of war.” -- Stalin
[Sign on building] “Stock Exchange”.
Media Size: 43x29.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian), Moscow
Printer Notes: By 1921 the 20th State Typolithography Workshop became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant around the time that its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street. By late 1924 the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii was placed under the management of Gosizdat (State Publishing House). The printer retained the Krasnii Proletarii moniker while its management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.
Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz, Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing Date: 1934
Publisher Notes: Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".
Editorial Information: Editor N. Korobchenko; Technical Editor I. Kabanov
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 6831; No. 53; Order No. 036; Submitted for production May 8, 1934, Approved for printing May 16, 1934; Standard format 73 x 104; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 65 kopeks
Print Run: 75,000
Glavlit Directory Number: B-36488
Sources: Mercer and Middlesex Auctions, LLC. September, 2015
Catalog Notes: PP 399 Communist Culture b