May 1st. Old waver of victory banners,
 faithful signalman of all the poor, locksmith of the fiery keys
 to the world-wide doors of the commune, a grandfather of freedom, forever young, a forger of battle-ready swords. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 722
Category: Events
Poster Notes: Top of poster: RSFSR Workers of the world, unite!; Text by Sergei Gorodetskii (1884-1967) a Russian poet.
Media Size: 27.5x20.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1919
Technical Information on Poster: RVTs 1161. (Passed by Military Censor), VVRS (Supreme Military Editorial Board) No. 540.
Catalog Notes: PP 722 Events b
Artist: Kogout, Nikolai Nikolaevich — Когоут, Николай Николаевич

Nikolai Nikolaevich Kogout was one of the preeminent artists of the poster genre during Russia's early revolutionary period. In 1913, Kogout graduated from the Stroganov Central School of Industrial Art in Moscow and subsequently attended VKhUTEMAS [Higher Art and Technical Studios]. He contributed works to the seventh exhibition of the art group L'Araignée and exhibited at Galerie Devambe in Paris in 1925. During the Russian Civil War, Kogout designed posters from 1918 to 1920 in the Revvoensovet-- the propaganda department of the Red Army. He also created illustrations for the journals Bezbozhnik u stanka and Daesh'.

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Printer: Moskust Lithography — Типо-литография Мoскуста

Moskust (Moskovskogo kusta kombinirovannykh predpriyatii) was a joint-stock company organized at the beginning of the New Economic Policy (NEP) era. It created a clustering of local industries in the Moscow region that were subordinate to the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic (R.V.S.R.).

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