Non-Members! Capitalists of the whole world want to hang the worker class. Don’t sit on the sidelines. Enroll in the Russian Communist Party to defeat the enemies of the proletariat with united forces.

Poster Number: PP 473
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: [Upper right corner of poster] R.S.F.S.R. Workers of all countries, unite.
Media Size: 23x17
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1921
Technical Information on Poster: Publication No. 566; Year 1921.
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 138, poster 7
Catalog Notes: PP 473 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: 1st State Cartographic Institution, Petrograd —

The 1st State Cartographic Institution was formerly the Il'in print shop located on the Priazhka Embankment in St. Petersburg (Petrograd). Aleksandr Alekseevich Il'in (1858-1942) was a cartographer, business leader and a member of the St. Petersburg State Council of Elections prior to the October Revolution. His shop was the first private cartographic business in St. Petersburg to produce military maps, railway maps, and atlases. Aleksandr Il'in died during the infamous Leningrad Blockade of World War II.

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Publisher: State Publishing House, Peterburg [St. Petersburg, Russia] — Государственное издательство, петербург

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. Out of the requisitioning emerged the Publishing House of the Petrograd (St. Petersburg) Soviet formed in the winter of 1917 by the Literary and Publishing Department of People's Commissariat for Education.

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