Translation: [Top panel]
Away With Evil-Doers!
Come with us!
Poster Number: PP 402
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes: Poster is in Tatar and Russian languages. At top of poster: "RSFSR Workers of all countries, unite!"
Media Size: 32х24.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: MSNKh 1st Exemplary Printing, Moscow
MSNKh (Moscow Council of National Economy) 1st Exemplary Printing was at 71 Piatnitskaia Street (and Valovaia Street) in Moscow. Before this printer was nationalized by the Soviets it was the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip. Ivan Dmitrievich Sytin (1851-1934), the son of a peasant, opened a small lithographic shop in Moscow with a single press. By the early 20th century, he developed his shop into the largest private printing company in Russia. The Bolsheviks nationalized Sytin’s enterprise around 1918 and called it the 1st State Typo-lithography. During the same period they also commandeered the Royal (state) Print Yard. The Yard was transformed into Gosizdat, the State Publishing House. As a result (by 1921), the 1st State Typo-lithography became the “1st Exemplary Gosizdat Typolithography” owing to the fact that it was a contract printer for Gosizdat.
By 1930, the printer became the 1st Exemplary Ogiz RSFSR Typography Workshop as it was then a contract printer for
Ogiz, the state publisher. After World War II, the 1st Exemplary Ogiz was named for A. A. Zhdanov (a deceased Soviet leader) and it was placed in the Glavpoligrafizdat Trust (Main Administration for Matters of Polygraphic Industry Publishing and Book Selling). The trust was formed in 1949 to oversee printing, publishing and the retail book trade in the USSR.
Publisher: State Publishing House, Moscow
Publishing Date: 1921
Print Run: 10,000
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 193, poster 512
Catalog Notes: PP 402 Revolution