Comrades peasants and workers! Protect our bread from [General] Denikin's locusts. Remember, comrades, only with a rifle in hand will we be able to defend the harvest!

Poster Number: PP 1174
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: Anton Ivanovich Denikin (1872-1947) was a Russian General in the Imperial Army. He later served as the Deputy Supreme Ruler of Russia during the Russian Civil War and he was the military leader of South Russia. He fled to the U.S. following the Bolshevik victory.
Media Size: 30x22.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1919
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 319, poster 1763.
Catalog Notes: PP 1174 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: Printer not indicated —
Publisher: Narkomzem (People's Commissariat of Agriculture) — Наркомзем (Народный комиссариат земледелия)

The People's Commissariat for Agriculture (Narkomzem) was established in Petrograd in October, 1917. In the 1920s, it was supplanted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food that served to unify the various republic-based Narkomzem offices.