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25th October

Poster Number: PP 258
Category: Revolution
Poster Notes: The date on the stone wheel signifies the commencement of the October Revolution of 1917.
Media Size: 27x20.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1921
Technical Information on Poster: R.V.Ts., Tsaritsin, 1921
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 151, poster 146
Catalog Notes: PP 258 Revolution b
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: Gubsovnarkhoz (GSNKh) Typolithography — Типолитография Губсовнархоза (ГСНХ)
At the urging of Soviet leader Leon Trotsky, economic evaluation of local and regional products needed to be solved at the local level even though the Soviets controlled a top-down economic structure. Out of Trotsky’s thinking came the GSNKh, or Gubsovnarkhoz (Provincial Soviet of the National Economy). It passed economic decision-making to the provincial level. Gubsovnarkhoz was administered by the Supreme Council of the National Economy (VSNKh)—the entity that directed the entire econ...
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Publisher: State Publishing House, Tsaritsin — Государственное издательство, Царицын
The State Publishing House had its origins in Imperial Russia as the Royal Print Yard in St. Petersburg. As the Red Army controlled more provinces and cities in former Imperial Russia, the State Publishing House developed offices outside St. Petersburg. Tsaritsin, a city in southwest Russia on the bank of the Volga River, was named Stalingrad (1925–1961) and then Volgograd in November 1961. The Volgograd Oblast (region) was named Stalingrad Oblast from January 1934 until November 1961.
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