Water transport workers – prepare ships for the front!

Poster Number: PP 1142
Category: Civil War
Media Size: 30x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1920
Catalog Notes: PP 1142 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.

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Printer: MGSNKh Typo-lithography Workshop, Moscow — Типо-литография МГСНХ, Москва

MGSNKh (Moscow City Council of National Economy) was formed in 1918. It municipalized hundreds of local printing enterprises during the Russian Civil War when hoarding of ink, paper and production equipment was prevalent. For its own printing needs, the MGSNKh took over several printing houses such as the 2nd Typography Workshop, the 3rd State Typolithography Workshop (formerly owned by Ivan Kushnerev) and the 15th Lithographic Workshop formerly under the ownership of Ivan Mashistov.

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Publisher: Tsektran (Central Administrative Body of Railways and Water Transport Workers) — Цектран (Центральный комитет Всероссийского объединенного профессионального союза работников железнодорожного и водного транспорта)

Tsektran was established in September 1920 by decree of the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions. It was an amalgamation of several entities within the Bolshevik government consisting of the Commissariat of Transport, unions of the railway industry and transportation supervisors.

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