Divide this cut of bread in half! Donate portions of food for the use of those who are starving.

Poster Number: PP 408
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: This poster was likely produced during the Ukrainian famine.
Media Size: 30.5x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1921
Technical Information on Poster: [illegible...5th] Agitation Committee of the District Russian Communist Party; RVTs (Passed by Military Censor)
Catalog Notes: PP 408 Civil War 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: Typography Workshop No. 2, Simbrisk —

Simbrisk is a town East of Moscow. In 1924 it was re-named Ul'ianovsk in honor of Vladimir Lenin whose birth surname was Ul'ianov.

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Publisher: State Publishing House, Simbirsk — Государственное издательство, Симбирск

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. In 1924, Simbirsk (in western Russia) was renamed Ulyanovsk in honor of Vladimir Lenin (born Ulyanov) who was born in the city.

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