Have You Volunteered? (1920) Propaganda Poster

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Please note, we also sell a framed version of this poster here on RUS & SOV.

About the Poster

This Have You Volunteered? poster is one of the most well-known propaganda posters there is across the entire world. Mimicking the 1914 Lord Kitchener Wants You British Army poster that launched the pointed finger recruitment poster aesthetic, this poster first published in June 1920 during the Russian Civil War called Russians to volunteer to join the ranks of the Red Army.

This classic poster is synonymous with revolutionary passion, civic duty, and a sense of responsibility for the state of the young Soviet nation. The effect the image had on the Russian people was so impactful that the exact same poster was reused heavily during WWII.

The artist behind this poster, Dmitry Moor (Russian: Дмитрий Моор), has spoken about how influential the poster was. He's quoted saying:

"I have collected many conversations about this poster. Some told me that they were ashamed in front of it, ashamed that they had not yet signed up as volunteers."

«Я собрал много разговоров по поводу этого плаката. Некоторые мне говорили, что они стыдились его, что им было стыдно не записаться добровольцами».

Original Poster

Have You Volunteered? Soviet Propaganda Poster

Poster Quality

Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.

Please note, all poster sizes are in inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm). 

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%

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