Translation: The million-man army is the army of labor!
[On the margin of the poster] Workers Of All Countries Unite!
Poster Number: PP 128
Category: Civil War
Artist: Kochergin, Nikolai Mikhailovich — Кочергин, Николай Михайлович
Media Size: 33.5x25
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: MGSNKh Typo-lithography Workshop, Moscow
Printer Notes: Formerly the I. M. Mashistov Print Shop at 23 Bol'shaia Sadovaia Street, Moscow. Ivan Mikhailovich Mashistov (1851-1914) was the founder and director of Mashistov Typolithography. His house printed works on art, magazines, historical books and in the First World War, it printed and published patriotic posters. Under the Soviets, his shop became the 15th Lithographic Workshop and was also the MGSNKh (Moscow City Council of National Economy) Typo-lithography Workshop.
Publisher: Political Directorate of the R.V.S.R. (Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic)
Publishing Date: c.1918
Publisher Notes: Litizdat was the portmanteau word for Literary and Publishing Department of the Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic (R.V.S.R.) of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). It distributed 7.5 million posters, postcards and lubok-styled images from 1919 to 1922.
Technical Information on Poster: Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic, Vseobuch Library. Moscow, 35 Arbat Street.
Sources: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 367, poster 2217
Catalog Notes: PP 128 Civil War