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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; Poster indicates it was issued by Narkomzem of Kiev.
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.
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Printer: Printer not indicated —
Publisher: Narkomzem (People's Commissariat of Agriculture), RSFSR — Наркомзем (Народный комиссариат земледелия), РСФСР
The People's Commissariat for Agriculture (Narkomzem) of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) was established in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) in October 1917. Its headquarters later moved to 1 Orlikov Way in Moscow. Narkomzem was managed at the republic level and was therefore considered a lower-status administration. In 1929-‘30, the All-Union Narkomzem was created and the commissariat’s status was elevated. While Narkomzem played an important role in the socialist transformation of agriculture in the USSR, it did ...
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