A wounded Red Army soldier will find a mother and sister in every laboring woman.

Poster Number: PP 048
Category: Civil War
Media Size: 29x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1920
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 308, poster 1646; Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 47, poster 4; Kubiĭovych, V., Struk, D. H., Makuch, A., & University of Alberta. (1984). Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Catalog Notes: PP 048 Civil War
Artist: Aliakrinskii, Petr Aleksandrovich — Алякринский, Петр Александрович

Petr Aleksanderovich Aliakrinskii was a painter, graphic designer, and a poster artist, he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture under the tutelage of S. V. Ivanov from 1909 to 1910. He began to exhibit his works in 1910. Starting in 1912, while working as a theater artist in Ryazan' and Kozlov, he created caricatures and sketches for Muscovite theater magazines. Between 1918 and 1921, Aliakrinskii taught at the Free Art Studios in Yaroslavl' where he also helmed the local branch of ROSTA (Russian Telegraph Agency) that produced Civil War propaganda posters and participated in the restoration of architectural monuments. In 1922, he moved to Moscow and began illustrating the magazines Krasnaia niva [Red Niva] and 30 dnei, [30 days] in addition to the newspaper Bezbozhnik [Godless]. Additionally, he illustrated and designed books for various publishing houses such as Goslitizdat, Detgiz, et al. During WWII, he created narrative agitation posters for TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union). Toward the end of his life he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Soviet Union.

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Printer: Energia (Energy) Typography Workshop, Kharkov — Типография Энергия, Харьков

The name "Energy" was used for a multitude of printers throughout the Soviet Union. This particular printer was located in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (Ukrainian SSR) and in the city of Kharkov.

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Publisher: UkROSTA (All-Ukrainian Bureau of the Russian Telegraph Agency), Ukraine — УкРОСТА (Всеукраинского бюро Российского телеграфного агентства)

UkROSTA was founded in January 1920 on the existing Bureau of the Ukrainian Press (1918-1919). UkROSTA's main office was located in Kiev. In 1925, with the creation of the Telegraph Agency of the USSR (TASS), UkROSTA lost much of its wider-serving news operations as it became subservient to TASS.

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