10 Awesome May Day Posters From Around the World and History

May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, commemorates the 1886 Haymarket Riots in Chicago and is often celebrated by anarchists, socialists and labor organizations alike.

The posters below come from Russia, Cuba, Palestine, Mexico, Turkey and the United States and span from 1894 to current day.

russia may day poster
Source. This poster dates somewhere between 1920-1940 and was displayed as part of an exhibit on Russian constructivist art.

 

Source. A 2012 American May Day poster.
Source. A 2012 American May Day poster.

 

Source. The poster reads "The CTM (the Confederation of Mexican Workers) united with all Mexicans for the greatness of the Nation, 1947"
Source. The poster reads “The CTM (the Confederation of Mexican Workers) united with all Mexicans for the greatness of the Nation, 1947.”

 

Source. A Palestinian May Day poster from 1981.
Source. A Palestinian May Day poster from 1981.

 

turkish may day poster
Source. A Turkish May Day poster from 2010. It was the first May Day rally officially allowed by the Turkish government since 1977.
  • Matt Feeney

    Damn where can i buy some of these?