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Do you see those bunches of people waiting? These are workers waiting for their salary. Everyone who knows about this should demand of their plant committee a better way of paying salary. --V. Mayakovskii

Poster Number: PP 705
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: Poster text by Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovskii (1893-1930); he's the man on this poster with the grey hat, pointing at the workers. He was a Soviet poet, playwright, artist and actor. Poignant to this poster; in 1929 and into early 1930, Mayakovskii wrote slogan texts for posters by the publishing house Gostrudizdat.
Media Size: 28x21.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1930
Technical Information on Poster: "Industrial Agitation” Series; Poster No. 1; Price 20 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: A-69497
Sources & Citation: Terehina, V. N. (2016). Paytnami krasok, zvonom lozungov ...:Knizhno-plakatnoe tvorchestvo Mayakovskogo. Moskva: Nestor-Istoria. (P. 263, Mayakovskii writing for Gostrudizdat publishers)
Catalog Notes: PP 705 Workers
Artist: Kostianitsyn, Vasilii Nikolaevich (Kostitis, Vasilijs) — Костяницын, Василий Николаевич
Throughout his career, Vasilii Nikolaevich Kostianitsyn worked as a portrait artist, a poster artist, a graphic artist, and even as a house painter. He was born into a family of icon painters who lived in a small town located on the right bank of the Volga River in Russia. Early on, Kostianitsyn (whose family name was likely Kostitis and of Latvian heritage) was trained in icon painting by his father and grandfather. Prior to the ...
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Printer: Printer not indicated —
Publisher: Gostrudizdat (State Publishing House of Labor Issues) — Гострудиздат (Государственное издательство литературы по вопросам труда)
Gostrudizdat (State Publishing House of Labor Issues) was established around 1924 as Labor Issues Publishing in order to disseminate printed material related to labor. Its office was located in Moscow at 6 Staraia (Old) Square in a building that also housed Moscow's Gorkom (city committee) and Obkom (oblast committee). Dominated by government institutions for decades, Staraia Square at one time contained the offices of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR.
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