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"Women Workers, take-up your rifles!"

Published around 1920 during the Russian Civil War, this poster calls on women to take-up rifles in the defense and support of Bolshevik forces. The design is attributed to the illustrator Lev Grigorievich Brodaty (1889-1954). He worked at the ROSTA (Russian Telegraph Agency) poster collective during the Civil War and later applied his artistic skills to newspaper and magazine illustration.

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Poster Plakat is a private collection of Soviet and Eastern Bloc political ephemera spanning 1916 to 1991. The collection contains over 1,000 original posters and poster maquettes. Sizes range from windowpane posters up to large, multi-panel broadsides. Numerous artists are represented such as Gustav Klutsis, Victor Deni, Nikolai Dolgorukov, Vladimir Stenberg, the Kukryniksy, Viktor Koretsky, and hundreds more. All posters are linen backed and ready for display.

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