Translation: Long live the First of May
Military review of the revolutionary forces of the world proletariat.
Poster Number: PP 970
Artist: Zernova, Ekaterina Sergeevna — Зернова, Екатерина Сергеевна
Poster Notes: On the left is Soviet Russia while Germany is to the right, with the crowd. The man illustrated at center holding leaflets ("Down with Fascism!"; "Strike") is presumably a German Red Front member as his leaflets are in German language. The poster was printed the during the week of the 1932 German presidential election.
Media Size: 40.5x27.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Mospoligraf (Moscow Polygraphic) 15th Lithography Workshop, Moscow (formerly Mashistov)
Printer Notes: Mospoligraf 15th Lithography Workshop in Moscow was located at 23 Bol'shaia Sadovaia Street. Its history begins with Ivan Mikhailovich Mashistov (1851-1914), founder and managing director of Mashistov Typolithography. His company printed magazines, historical books, and during the First World War it printed and published patriotic posters. Under the Soviets the Mashistov Lithography Workshop became the 15th Lithographic Workshop and was also known as the MGSNKh (Moscow City Council of National Economy) Typo-lithography Workshop.
In 1921, the Soviet Union formulated a plan to consolidate the nation’s largest and best printing operations into state-owned trusts and in 1922, the Mospoligraf Trust was organized to consolidate the Moscow printing industry. Mospoligraf was the second-largest Moscow printing trust outside of Mospechat’. Both trusts secured a myriad of local printing houses and as result, the 15th Lithography Workshop was managed by Mospoligraf.
Publisher: Ogiz-IzoGiz, Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing Date: 1932
Publisher Notes: Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".
Editorial Information: Editor Korobchenko; Technical Editor Gusev
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 3629; Submitted to Production March 8, 1932; Approved for Printing March 16, 1932; Format 73x104 (cm) Volume 1 sheet; I. 32 No. 677; Edition No. 188; Price 60 kopeks
Print Run: 30,000
Glavlit Directory Number: B-18343
Bowlt, J. E. (1982). The Society of Easel Artists (OST)
. Russian History, 9(2-3), 203-226. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org
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