[Top panel] We were successful against the tsar, we were successful against the landlords and the moneybags, we were successful against Kolchak and Denikin. [Bottom panel] How can we not be successful with steam locomotives!

Poster Number: PP 427
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: [Top margin of poster] RSFSR Workers of all countries unite!
Media Size: 31x25
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1920
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 354, poster 2111; Kenez, P. (2003). The birth of the propaganda state: Soviet methods of mass mobilization, 1917-1929. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.; Lenin, V. I., & Institut marksizma-leninizma pri CK KPSS Moskva (1963). Polnoe sobranie sočinenij: Tom 42. Izdatelʹstvo političeskoj literatury.
Catalog Notes: PP 427 Civil War
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: Glavpolitput (Main Department of the Commissariat of Transport) — Главполитпуть

Glavpolitput’ was established in February 1919 as an interim political body under the leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In January 1920, it was reorganized and became part of the Main Political Administration of the People's Commissariat of Railways (NKPS). During the Russian Civil War, Glavpolitput’ was responsible for managing thousands of agitpunkt (agitation point) kiosks in railroad stations.

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