Only a close and unbreakable union of workers and peasants will save Russia from economic destruction and starvation. Workers: Give the country agricultural machines to increase production of bread for the republic – steam locomotives to carry bread to all starving areas – weapons for the Red Army to protect the power of workers from the capitalists. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 416
Category: Workers
Poster Notes: Published by the Industrial Propaganda Bureau under the Central Committee of the All-Russia Union of Metal Workers. [At top of poster] RSFSR Workers of all countries unite!
Media Size: 32x25
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1920
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), pages 208-209, poster 650; Russian Revolutionary Posters by V. Polonskii (1925), page 154, poster 443
Catalog Notes: PP 416 Workers
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: MSNKh 16th State Publishing Typography Workshop, Moscow (formerly Levinson) — МСНХ 16-я государственная издательская типография

The MSNKh (Moscow Council of National Economy) 16th State Publishing Typography Workshop was the A.A. Levenson Partnership before it was nationalized by the Soviets. Located in Moscow at 9 Trekhprudnyi Lane at the intersection of Mamonovskii Lane, Levenson's printing firm dates to 1887 when Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Levenson developed a plant with a speed press. His operation expanded to 450 workers by 1913 and at one point, his firm operated six of Moscow's eighteen high-speed presses. During World War I, Levinson's operation was subjugated under the Zemgorom (Chief Army Supply Committee of the All-Russian Union of Cities and Towns) for use during the war. During the Russian Revolution in 1917, the printing firm was nationalized. It was initially named the 2nd State Typography Lithography Workshop and then it was transferred (around 1920) to the MSNKh as the 16th State Printing Workshop. It placed under Mospechat’, a state-owned printing trust and at a later date, it was placed under the Mospoligraf Trust.

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Publisher: MSNKh 16th State Publishing Typography Workshop, Moscow — МСНХ 16-я государственная издательская типография

The MSNKh (Moscow Council of National Economy) published information utilizing the 16th State Publishing Typography Workshop. Historically, the 16th State Publishing Typography was the A.A. Levenson Partnership before it was nationalized by the Soviets. Levenson's Partnership dates to 1887 in Moscow when Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Levenson developed a printing plant with a speed press. His operations expanded to 450 workers by 1913. During World War I, the printer was subjugated under the Zemgorom (Chief Army Supply Committee of the All-Russian Union of Cities and Towns) for use during the war. With onset of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Levenson's printing firm was nationalized and transferred (around 1920) to the MSNKh and re-named the 16th State Printing Workshop.

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