The Working Class In The Workers’ State For The 7 Hour Day!

Poster Number: PP 277
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: Depending on their profession, pre-revolutionary workers worked ten to twelve hours per day, six days a week. After the October Revolution, a mandatory eight-hour workday was set at six days per week. In 1927, when this poster was likely published, the work day was seven hours, six days a week. In 1929, the five-day week was decreed but it reverted to eight hours a week under a six-day workweek. This continued until after World War II when the U.S.S.R.’s workweek was lowered to seven hours, six days a week.
Media Size: 33.5x25.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1928
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 2296. "from the original of the artist B. V. Ioganson." Price 75 kopeks. [A Soviet-era archive stamp on this poster reads “File Copy" Inventory No. 5740].
Glavlit Directory Number: A-17763.
Catalog Notes: PP 277 Workers
Artist: Ioganson, Boris Vladimirovich — Иогансон, Борис Владимирович

Boris Ioganson attended the Moscow School of Art and was trained by the leading Russian Impressionist and modern painter Petr Ivanovich Kelin. From 1918 to 1912, Ioganson studied at MUZhVIZ (Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture). In 1922, he helped found A.Kh.R. (Association of Artists of the Revolution) where he adopted the principles of Socialist Realism emerging during the 1930s in the USSR.

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Printer: 1st Exemplary Gosizdat Typolithography Workshop, Moscow — 1-я Образцовая типография Госиздата, Москва

The 1st Exemplary Gosizdat Typolithography Workshop was located in Moscow at 28 Valovaia Street. Historically, the workshop began as the Sharapov-Sytin Partnerhip in the era prior to the Russian Revolution. Ivan Dmitrievich Sytin (1851-1934) was the son of a peasant. He opened a small print shop in Moscow using a single press and by the start of the 20th century his printing business (at Valovaia and Piatnitskaia streets) was the largest private printing company in tsarist Russia.

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Publisher: A.Kh.R. (Association of Artists of the Revolution) —

The Association of Artists of the Revolution was an artist cooperative from 1928 to 1932. From 1922-1928 it was called the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia.

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