Translation: "Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic.Read Full Translation..."Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic. Workers of all countries, unite!"
[On the 1st white banner]
May 1st Before
[On the 2nd white banner]
Away with the regime of the czar
The Shadow Of The Upper Classes
“The Shadow Of The Once Powerful Men”
On the main square some days ago three aces –
"The landlord without land, the manufacturer without a factory – "
The bank predator sitting without income –
Were looking around for an hour.
"At the celebration of the working people,"
The three didn’t want to stay at home quietly
On this May 1st morning.
"They wanted to see with their own eyes,"
To measure the power of the array
Who pushed them with iron-soled boots.
"Having seen what they wanted to, all three of them went home."
"–So, how was it? "
–Not so good. Depressing.
That day was spent with much more fun under the previous regime.
Poetry has gone. The magic atmosphere has disappeared.
How picturesque had been the dispersal
"Of this whole rabble who had gathered into a gang,"
When the squadron of gendarmes
Took them on and beat them with whips!
Once! His hat askew! Two! His coat split!
Three! As if the gang had never been here!
They’re dragging the bunch of them to the police station.
And now – what?
Poetry has gone. And there are few bright colors.
It’s not hard to guess how the first day of May
Is being described in bourgeois newspapers.
The bourgeois and we have different tastes:
"There, where there is sun for us, for them – complete shade."
USSR (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic) State Publishing HouseClose Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 401
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes: On 1st flag: May 1st before; on 2nd flag: Away with the regime of the Tsar, the shadow of the upper classes.
Media Size: 33x26
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publisher: State Publishing House, Ukrainian SSR
Publishing Date: 1920
Print Run: 5,000
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 146, poster 94
Catalog Notes: PP 401 Revolution