Railway worker, keep guard over the Red Railway

Poster Number: PP 638
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: [On the flag] R.S.F.S.R.
Media Size: 42x29
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 360, poster 2163
Catalog Notes: PP 638 Civil War b
Artist: Ivanov, Sergei Ivanovich — Иванов, Сергей Иванович
Printer: A.F. Marks Lithography Workshop — Типография Адольф Фёдорович Марксъ
The A.F. Marks'' Partnership Artistic Printing Office was located in St. Petersburg at 29 Izmailovskii Avenue. Founded in 1881 by the printer and publisher, Adolf Fedorovich Marks (1838-1904), the firm published the weekly journal Niva in addition to other literature. In 1916, Moscow publishing mogul Ivan Sytin purchased a controlling interest in its ownership. The Partnership was nationalized (in late 1920) and placed under Gosizdat, the state publisher. In 1922, the printer was placed under Petropechat', a state-owned trust ...
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Publisher: State Publishing House, Petrograd [St. Petersburg, Russia] — Государственное издательство, Петроград
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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