Translation: The Workers’ Club is the Hearth of Revolutionary Thought.
[bottom text, left] Club Section of the Extramural Department of the Commissariat of Public Education.
Poster Number: PP 468
Category: Communist Culture
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
Poster Notes: [On banner] Workers’ Club; [At top right] Workers of the World, Unite!; In the 1920s, the government developed clubs for trade unions, political organizations and workers. These were often housed anywhere there was extra space such as in former residences and churches. The clubs were non-restrictive and served as cultural outlets. According to architectural historian Anatole Kopp, a club was provided as a place that was, "...no longer that of an elite but of the mass, no longer acquired in the silence of the study or in halls of learning, but in a group bound by common interests and an awareness of their need."
Media Size: 39x30
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: 15th State Typography Workshop, Petrograd [St. Petersburg]
Printer Notes: This printer was the lithographic partnership of R.R. Golike and A.I. Vil’borg in St. Petersburg located at 11 Zvenigorodskaia Street.
Publisher: Narkompros (People’s Commissariat for Education)
Publishing Date: c.1919
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 497 poster 3366
Catalog Notes: PP 468 Communist Culture b