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1st May "Workers of the world, unite! "

Poster Number: PP 054
Category: Events
Poster Notes: The image of Karl Marx is depicted.
Media Size: 33.5x28.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1921
Technical Information on Poster: Publication of the Political Directorate of the Kiev Military Region
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 183, poster 433; Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 999, poster 2
Catalog Notes: PP 054 Events
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.
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Printer: 2nd Soviet Typography [Photo-Lithography] Workshop, Kiev —
The 2nd Soviet Typography Workshop was located at 4 Pushkin Street in Kiev, Ukraine. Over a period of management changes, this printer was also known as the Photo-Lithography Workshop as well as the Soviet Printing Office.
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Publisher: Political Directorate of the Military Region [Ukraine] — Политуправление Военного округа [Украина]
The Military Region of Ukraine was formed during the Ukrainian-Soviet War that was fought from 1917 until 1921. The war was a conflict for the control of Ukraine and it was fought between Ukrainian nationalists and Polish-Ukrainian forces against pro-Bolshevik Ukrainians and Soviet-backed Russians. The Second Winter Campaign of 1921 (of the Russian Civil War) is generally recognized as the end of the Ukrainian-Soviet conflict. Historically, military regions came about during the Imperial Tsarist period to administer military ...
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