Women, Join The Cooperative! A woman is useful as a co-worker but dangerous as an enemy.

Poster Number: PP 794
Category: Industry
Media Size: 31x24.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1917
Technical Information on Poster: 1917. No. 1.
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 404, poster 2564
Catalog Notes: PP 794 Industry 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: Russian Partnership, Moscow — Русское товарищество, Москва

The printing house of the Russian Partnership was located on Mylnikov Lane in Moscow. During the Russian Revolution, the house was nationalized and became the 5th State Typolithography Workshop. In the years following its nationalization, the 5th Lithography was placed under the Mosoblpoligraf printing trust.

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Publisher: Tsentrosoiuz (Central Union of Consumers' Societies) — Центросоюз

MSPO (Moscow Central Union of Consumers' Societies) was established in 1898. It gained significant membership throughout Imperial Russia after 1907. After reorganization by the Soviet government, MSPO became an association of unions and its name was changed to the Central Union of Consumers' Societies-- Tsentrosoiuz. In May 1921, Tsentrosoiuz became the single government agency responsible for distribution of wholesale consumer goods in the country.

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