The Strength Of Cooperation 1. We have discussed together how to live in a better way. We decided in our meeting to begin mercantile cooperation. 2. There is no resentment in mercantile cooperation. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 405
Category: Agriculture
Poster Notes: [On flag] Long live cooperation; [On building] People’s house / Tea Room / Reading Room; [Over windows] Credit union / Small General Store / Agricultural Goods.
Media Size: 31x25
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1917
Technical Information on Poster: 3rd Publication, No. 14, 1917
Catalog Notes: PP 405 Agriculture 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: Russian Partnership, Moscow — Русское товарищество, Москва

The printing house of the Russian Partnership was located on Mylnikov Lane in Moscow. During the Russian Revolution, the house was nationalized and became the 5th State Typolithography Workshop. In the years following its nationalization, the 5th Lithography was placed under the Mosoblpoligraf printing trust.

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Publisher: Moscow Union of Consumer Societies — Московский Союз Потребительных Общества

The Moscow Union of Consumer Societies (Moskovskii Soiuz Potrebitel'nykh Obshchestva), abbreviated as MSPO, was formed in 1897. In 1917, the Soviets reorganized it under an association of unions and also changed its name to the Central Union of Consumer Societies (Tsentrosoiuz). The structure of the union under Soviet control was built territories consisting of a regional union (raisoiuz), a provincial union (gubsoiuz) and a central union (Tsentrosoiuz).

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