Long live the Proletarian Holiday of the First of May

Poster Number: PP 984
Category: Events
Poster Notes: [At center of poster] Workers of the world, unite!
Media Size: 43x31
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1921
Technical Information on Poster: RVTs (Passed by Military Censor)
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 149, poster 125
Catalog Notes: PP 984 Events b
Artist: Simakov, Ivan Vasil'evich — Симаков, Иван Васильевич

Ivan Simakov worked principally as a graphic designer for books. It was not until after the Russian Revolution that he began designing posters. Simakov graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1912 with a degree in architecture. He lived and worked in St. Petersburg (Leningrad) throughout his life.

Publisher: State Publishing House, Peterburg [St. Petersburg, Russia] — Государственное издательство, петербург

The State Publishing House had its origins in Imperial Russia as the Royal Print Yard in St. Petersburg. The Soviets nationalized the print yard in 1917 and requisitioned its presses. Out of the requisitioning emerged the Publishing House of the Petrograd (St. Petersburg) Soviet formed in the winter of 1917 by the Literary and Publishing Department of People's Commissariat for Education.