[First paragraph at poster bottom] On the main square some days ago were three aces –a landlord without land, a manufacturer without a factory, a bank predator sitting without income – they were looking around for an hour. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 401
Category: Revolution
Poster Notes: The masses are carrying banners reading: "Before May 1st"; "Away with the Regime of the Tsar"; "Shadow of Upper Classes", "Shadow of Once Powerful Men"; [At poster top] Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic. Workers of all countries, unite!
Media Size: 33x26
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1920
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 146, poster 94
Catalog Notes: PP 401 Revolution
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: Printer not indicated —
Publisher: State Publishing House, Ukrainian SSR —

In May 1919, the All-Russian Central Executive Committee created the State Publishing House of the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic), Moscow. Thereafter, a system of state-controlled publishing houses were opened across Soviet territories. In Ukraine, the State Publishing House was formed after the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was absorbed into Soviet Russia via a merging of their respective commissariats. Initially, two mergers brought Ukraine under the sphere of Soviet influence; one merger occurred in June 1919 and a second occurred in December 1920. Ukraine was officially brought into the Soviet Union as a constitute republic in 1922.

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