Translation: Wrangel’ is Still Alive
Finish Him Off Without Mercy
Poster Number: PP 747
Category: Civil War
Artist: Moor (Orlov), Dmitrii Stakhievich — Моор (Орлов), Дмитрий Стахиевич
Poster Notes: The figures below the Red Army soldier with the sword are White Russian officers: (left) Baron Pyotr Wrangel’; (right) Admiral Alexander Kolchak; (Bottom left) General Anton Denikin; (Bottom right) Commander Nikolai Yudenich. The village to the left is an illustration of the Donetsk Coal Basin.
Media Size: 31x23.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: MGSNKh Typo-lithography Workshop, Moscow
Printer Notes: Ivan Mikhailovich Mashistov (1851-1914) was founder and managing director of Mashistov Typolithography at 23 Bol'shaia Sadovaia Street in Moscow. His company printed magazines, historical books and during the First World War, the firm printed and published patriotic posters. Under the Soviets, Mashistov's printing business was nationalized and re-named the 15th Lithographic Workshop and was placed under the MGSNKh (Moscow City Council of National Economy).
Publisher: Political Directorate of the R.V.S.R. (Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic)
Publishing Date: c.1920
Publisher Notes: Litizdat was the portmanteau word for Literary and Publishing Department of the Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic (R.V.S.R.) of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). Sometimes it is abbreviated on posters, Lit.-Izd. Otd. Polit. Upravl. Rev. Voen. Sov. Respulik. Litizdat distributed 7.5 million posters, postcards and lubok-styled images from 1919 to 1922.
Technical Information on Poster: No. 102
Print Run: 50,000
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 241, poster 960
Catalog Notes: PP 747 Civil War b