Curses, curses on Polish landlords! Death and shame on perpetrators of violence! Comrades-brothers, hurry and take up your rifles to launch the last counter-attack against them! [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 440
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes:

[On flag] "Down with Polish landlords down with imperialists of all countries!"; [Top of poster] Workers of all countries unite; [Red letters at middle] RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic); Verses written by Feodor Miron who wrote under the pseudonym "Uncle Miron".
This author's text is on other Bolshevik posters in the Russian Civil War period.

Media Size: 35x25
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1920
Editorial Information: Copy on margin of poster: "Removal or covering over of this poster will be strictly prosecuted."
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), pages 299-300, poster 1557
Catalog Notes: PP 440 Civil War b
Artist: Sh.N. — Ш.Н.
Printer: EZGB (State Paper Procurement Expedition) — ЭЗГБ (Экспедиция заготовления государственных бумаг)

EZGB (Ekspeditsiia Zagotovleniia Gosudarstvennykh Bumag) was the State Paper Procurement Expedition A.K.A. Department of State Currency. It handled printing of currency and securities for the Imperial Government. EZGB traces its history to 1818 when the State Paper Procurement Expedition was organized by Decree of Emperor Alexander I. In 1919, EZGB was nationalized by the Soviets and transferred to the People's Commissariat of Finance where it was re-named the General Directorate for the Production of State Marks (Goznak).

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Publisher: State Publishing House — Государственный издательство

The State Publishing House had its origins in Imperial Russia as the Royal Print Yard in St. Petersburg. The Soviets nationalized the print yard in 1917 and requisitioned its presses. From requisitioning emerged the Publishing House of the Petrograd Soviet, formed in the winter of 1917 by the Literary and Publishing Department of People's Commissariat for Education. As the Red Army controlled more provinces and cities in former Imperial Russia, the State Publishing House developed offices outside St. Petersburg. For example in May 1919, the All-Russian Central Executive Committee created the State Publishing House of the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) in Moscow. Publishing offices were later created elsewhere around Soviet Russia as well as in outlying republics.

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