Translation: What Never Will Happen and What Must Happen for Sure [on the left side of poster] What have you never seen? That a blind man is leading a sighted man, That a snake hurts an eagle, That a fighter gives up to the enemy.Read Full Translation...What Never Will Happen and What Must Happen for Sure
[on the left side of poster]
What have you never seen?
That a blind man is leading a sighted man,
That a snake hurts an eagle,
That a fighter gives up to the enemy.
[In the middle/center]
What never ever happened?
What never will happen?
The people will be under a yoke,
The Volga [river] will start to flow backward.
[On the right]
What have you never heard?
That a crawfish will take off into the air like a swan,
That a goose went hunting,
That people come to agreement with the enemy.
What must happen for sure?
Before the winter there will be frost
The pike will wind up on the plate
And Hitler will be six feet under!Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 736
Category: World War II
Artists: Aliakrinskii, Petr Aleksandrovich — Алякринский, Петр Александрович; Vasil'eva, Galina Il'inichna — Васильева, Галина Ильинична;
Media Size: 38x28
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust of Ogiz, Moscow
Printer Notes: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street began its history under the ownership of the Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev who founded the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869. When Kushnerev died in 1896 his printing company was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. It became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant when 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 printing workshop thereafter retained the Krasnii Proletarii name while its management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.
Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing Date: 1941
Publisher Notes: Founded in 1936, Iskusstvo was formed out of Ogiz-Izogiz, the “State Art and Literature Publishing House”.
Editorial Information: Editor E. Povolotskaia
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved for printing] July 25, 1941; Order No. 547; Publication No. 5316; Volume 1 sheet of paper; Price 1 ruble
Print Run: 75,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A40859
Catalog Notes: PP 736 World War II b