Peasant! Support the Red Army soldier with bread. He fights for you. The Red Army soldier will return to the factory and [manufacturing] plant and will make for you everything you require.

Poster Number: PP 1081
Category: Civil War
Media Size: 21x14.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c. 1920
Sources & Citation: (Petrogubkommuna)
Catalog Notes: PP 1081 Civil War c
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник

The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.

Printer: 15th State Typography Workshop, Petrograd [St. Petersburg] — 15-я Государственная типографская, Петроград

The 15th State Typography Workshop began its history as the lithographic partnership of R.R. Golike and A.I. Vil’borg. It was located at 11 Zvenigorodskaia Street in St. Petersburg. The firm of Golike and Vil’borg became the 15th State Typography Workshop after Soviet nationalization and in 1922, the workshop was placed into the Poligraftrust where it became the Petropechat' Typolithography named for Fedorov. Ivan Fedorov (c.1525-1583) is often referred to as the first Russian printer. The workshop carried the Federov name until around 1934 and, in the decades following, it was also called the 3rd Typography Workshop.

Publisher: Petrogubkomuny (Petrograd Consumer Commune) — Петрогубкомуны (Петроградская потребительская коммуна)

The Petrograd Consumer Commune (Petrokommuna and then later, Petrogubkommuna) was created on March 20, 1919 by the Council of People's Commissars. Its creation was partly fostered by the conditions of "war communism" during the Russian Civil War. Petrogubkommuna remained as an entity until about September 1921. The Commune’s Bureau for Design and Production of Artistic Diagrams (BMKhD) was its graphic arts section. It was organized with support from the Russian art critic Nikolai Punin.