Proletariats of the country and of the city, unite! Peasant and Worker! In the same way as in this picture, join hands with each other and make an alliance of brothers, swear together this union of brothers will strongly support each other. [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 776
Category: Workers
Media Size: 28x21
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1919
Sources & Citation:

Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 192, poster 507.
Banerji, A. (1997). Merchants and Markets in Revolutionary Russia, 1917–30. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Catalog Notes: PP 776 Workers b
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: Narkomprod (People's Commissariat of Food) — Наркомпрод

Prior to Bolshevik control, the procurement and management of foodstuffs in Russia was carried out via administrative divisions. To change this, Narkomprod (People's Commissariat of Food) was created by the Bolsheviks to manage food supply for the public and the military and also to take charge of the procurement of agricultural implements, seeds and products of mass consumption. Through a government directive in May 1918, Narkomprod was given singular control of food distribution under a centralized system. With regards to the Russian Civil War, Narkomprod played a key role in the success of the Red Army by providing it with consumables. After the war, the New Economic Policy (NEP) led to the termination of food rationing and mass requisitioning and Narkomprod was dissolved in 1924.

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